David Christison

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David Christison
Director / CEA Christison Ewing and Associates
David Christison is a leading practitioner in the fields of public and government relations, strategic marketing and community consultation. He is well known as a former news director, sports presenter and senior producer for Channel Seven Perth and the Seven Network Australia. He ran his own consultancy, Christison Ewing and Associates, in Perth from 2000 to 2013.

Mr Christison has broad experience with crisis management and has acted as a media counsellor and a media spokesman for domestic and international companies and sporting organisations in emergency matters, including reputation management in criminal cases, first defence in industrial relations matters and representing the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in the aftermath of the Madrid terrorist bombings during an Olympic qualifying event in 2004. He commentated men's and women's hockey for the Seven Network at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Foxtel, Nine Network and BBC at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and for the Seven Network at the previous five Olympic Games. He was also a lead television commentator at the Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Mr Christison hosted breakfast on talk radio station 6PR from 1996 to 1999 and was the news director for Radio 6PM in Perth and the Bond Media radio network from 1982 to 1986. He has been an advisor to the FIH and chaired its Broadcast Task Force.

In 2006, Mr Christison was awarded the federation’s Diploma of Merit for services to the sport. In 2009-2010, he chaired Future Success 2, a committee convened by the Department of Sport and Recreation to provide a strategic direction for elite sport in Western Australia.

Mr Christison was a member of the Western Australian Ministerial Sport and Recreation Council (1996-2000) and also served on the state government’s Working Party on High Performance Sport (2001-2002) and the advisory panel of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal (2002-2004).

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