David is a media and communications consultant and strategist, and works with government departments and private sector organisations around Australia on developing the skills of executives and staff to deal with the media, in particular how to handle the media in a crisis situation. He also consults to a wide cross section of private and public sector organisations on developing media and communications strategies.
David draws on his extensive experience in working in the media over a 25 year period firstly on-air, then as a journalist, and then running companies as a CEO having to front the media over many years often on contentious issues. He has been personally responsible for handling crisis situations in companies he has managed and ran the communications and media operations of ACT Emergency Services following the 2003 fires in Canberra.
David received an Order of Australia (AM) for his work in the tourism, business, health and community sectors.