David M. Russell is an author, speaker and commentator, regarded as one of Australia’s leading professional communicators with three decades of experience in politics, journalism, public affairs and marketing.
He has earned recognition as one of Australia’s most innovative public sector marketers for his work in city branding. 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 six books including: Living a Life That Matters, Tangled Web, The Reading Room, Sweet Release, Foreign Affairs and The Political Survival Handbook.
He holds a Master of Business in Communication and is a PhD candidate at Griffith University researching the potential of marketing to change attitudes as a means of achieving social good.
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.
Using humour and passion to explore serious topics in an entertaining way, David adds real value to organisations by enhancing the communication skills of managers, supervisors and staff. If you want greater morale and productivity in your workplace, David is the man who can deliver it. His wealth of experience across the public and private sectors, at the highest levels and in the most challenging of circumstances, has provided him with insights of immense practical value to your team.