Executive Creative Director
David is more widely known as "Nobby". (This is due solely to the size and shape of his surname).
Nobby has spent the last 20 years bouncing around the globe, including stints as Creative Director in London, Hong Kong, Melbourne, San Francisco, New York and, most recently, Sydney Australia.
In that time, he's founded one tragically unsuccessful agency, and one reasonably profitable one. His name has also been linked with all the major award shows, including Cannes, One Show, D&AD and Clio. He was also named on Archive Magazine’s top ten most featured copywriters of the Millennium (he squeezed in at nine!).
Since assuming his position as ECD of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia in 2003, the agency has been named Australian Agency of the Year three years in a row: a record in Australian Advertising history. In addition, the agency was named AWARD Agency of the Year in 2005, and TV Gongs Agency of the Year for the last 2 years.
In 2004, Nobby represented Australia on the Cannes Film Jury, and Clio for Film in 2005. In 2006, he became the first Australian-based judge to be requested on both the One Show and D&AD Jury.
For 2007, Nobby has been invited to judge on the International ANDY panel in Buenos Aires, and named Foreman on the 2007 D&AD radio jury. The same year, he was included on the inaugural Cannes Integrated and Titanium Jury.
He also sits on the Saatchi & Saatchi World-Wide Creative Board, and occasionally stands.
Outside advertising, Nobby's interests include yo-yo dieting and facial hair.