David oversees Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, enabling people and organizations to connect with world-class public relations services and support from the group’s dozen agencies and consultancies. He joined OPRG from one of its global networks, Ketchum, where he was chief executive for its European region and senior advisor to many of its global clients. David is known as a modernizer in the industry and an advocate for collaboration, serving as chairman for several national and international trade bodies, and his contributions to the field have been recognized with achievement awards from the United States Army, Public Relations Society of America, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) of the UK and various magazines and publications. He is a former president of the International Communications Consultants Organization, and former chairman of the PRCA, which he currently serves as co-chair of the international Ethics Counsel. He sits industry advisory boards for the Center for Global Business at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, and Mothers To Mothers, a global non-profit organization employing women to help other women improve the lives of their communities. In the spring of 2021 he and co-author John O’Brien will publish Truth Be Told, a book from Kogan Page on communicating purpose with integrity.
David is a journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and resides primarily in London, England.