Dave joined Publicis London in 2016 as Executive Creative Director. Since joining the agency he has overseen high-profile awards wins on the global stage for client Tourism Ireland, and is responsible for the globally acclaimed Worlds Apart campaign for Heineken.
Dave began his career as a junior creative at BBH in 1999, where he worked for 11 years, picking up most major awards along the way. He became a Creative Director in 2006, and in 2007 was invited onto the Board of Directors.
In 2010 Dave moved to Grey London, an agency not known for its creative strength with the task of building the agency’s profile and output. Over the next five years he helped to steer and elevate it to one of the most respected and awarded agencies in the UK. Dave’s work for The Sunday Times is of particular note with campaigns for The Sunday Times Culture magazine, The Rich List, and the branded content campaign ‘The Unquiet Film Series’.
In 2013 Dave was promoted to Deputy Executive Creative Director with a seat on the Executive Leadership team.
During his time at Grey London, Dave won more awards than any other creative in its history, and in 2014 picked up the agency’s first ever D&AD Yellow pencil. In the same year, seven other campaigns were entered into the D&AD annual under his tenure, which led News UK to winning D&AD’s 3rd Most Awarded Client Pencil, and Grey London becoming D&AD’s Most Awarded Agency in the UK.