David Whittle has considerable digital and omni-channel retail experience in marketing and advertising, including his expertise in helping brands appeal to consumers. Previously, Mr Whittle spent 10 years with global advertising group M&C Saatchi in a number of local and international leadership roles, culminating in three years as managing director in Australia. During this time, he advised clients including Commonwealth Bank, Optus, IAG, ANZ, Qantas Loyalty and Google on brand, data, omni-channel retail, and digital transformation. Prior to joining M&C Saatchi, Mr Whittle was the first employee of a marketing services group that built four digital service and software businesses. Mr Whittle is also non-executive director of the Melbourne Festival and the GWS GIANTS Foundation.