David Brain

Former as President and CEO Edelman, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

David is an Independent Board Director of ASX listed Enero, the holding company that owns PR companies Frank and Hotwire and creative agencies like BMF and Naked; an advisory board member of the Spinoff, New Zealand's leading online news magazine; an investor and advisory board member of Parkable (the air BnB of parking spaces) and is about to launch an online research start-up in the new year. Prior to this, he spent 13 years with Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm where he ran Europe from London and then Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa from Auckland, which nearly killed him. Before this he was Co-CEO of Weber Shandwick in the UK and had stints at Burson Masteller and Visa International as well as in advertising. He trained as a journalist, supports Manchester City, is married with two kids a dog and a leopard gecko.