David M. Russell

David M. Russell is a professional communicator with three decades of experience in politics, journalism, public affairs and marketing.

His career covers both the public and private sectors with strong exposure to academia. His innovative work in place branding earned him recognition as a leading public sector marketer.   His private sector clients have included the Government of Papua New Guinea, NAB, Telstra, Golden Circle, Golden Casket, CSR, Australian Made Campaign and Mack Trucks.

David has served as Speechwriter to two Prime Ministers of Papua New Guinea and has authored eight manuscripts including: Living a Life That Matters, Tangled Web, The Reading Room, Jimmy James – A Foreign Affair, The Political Survival Handbook and The Curse of Irrelevance.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former Queensland President and National Senior Vice-President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. He has won state and national awards for his communication campaigns and holds a Master of Business (Communication).