Chair of Judges
David is a highly experienced strategic consultant and the most awarded health communication strategist in the APAC region, winning numerous awards for marketing, innovation, launch and digital strategy across the Effie, PRIME and APG award shows.
As the Managing Director of The Cousins Consultancy, David specialises in the transformation of health. His strategic capabilities are wide ranging, from the facilitation of multi-day global brand planning and value proposition workshops, to large scale qualitative and quantitative research projects.
David spent eight years at Clemenger BBDO Sydney working on clients such as SunRice, Smith’s Snackfoods, Lion Nathan and Pepsi before a four-year stint at Lowe London leading strategy across EMEA for Johnson & Johnson Skincare, Electrolux, tesco.com and Burger King. On arrival back in Australia, David was appointed Planning Director of Medicus, part of the Publicis Health Group, before becoming a founding partner of Ward6 Australia and Singapore.
Over his 15+ years focussed solely in health, David has advised a broad range of top tier companies including Cochlear, Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Gilead, ResMed, Seqirus, Bayer and MSD.
With a wealth of strategic experience at global, regional and local market levels, David’s immersive approach is focused on solving a fundamental question for organisations in today’s rapidly evolving health landscape – where next?