Freelance Creative Director,
After a year as the Executive Creative Director of Innocean Sydney, Dave is perfectly happy freelancing in Oz. Prior to Innocean, Dave held the creative reins at Whybin\TBWA Auckland and was the ECD at M&C Saatchi New Zealand and along the way has held other senior CD roles at M&C Saatchi Sydney.
While Creative Director of AIM Proximity Auckland, Dave helped take AIM to the number two ranked DM agency in the world according to the Won Report, helped by AIM’s multiple award-winning pieces The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant for client Yellow, and Valentine’s Day for The Warehouse.
During Dave’s seven years at M&C Saatchi Sydney, they won Australian Direct Agency of the Year six years in a row.
Dave has won over a dozen Cannes Lions, 30 Caples gongs as well as countless other local and international awards. After failing to convert his previous two D&AD Nominations, Dave finally won a Silver Pencil for The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant at this year’s show.
Dave has judged at Cannes, Lynx, New York Festivals, LIA, AWARD, Caxtons, and been Jury Chairman at both AWARD and Asia Pacific Adfest. Dave was on the D&AD Direct panel in 2008 as well as their Direct panel.