David Whitely

  • Director, Communications
  • David Whitely

David Whitely joined ACI World as Director, Communications in February 2018 and leads the organization’s media relations, events, publications, digital and social media teams.

He brings to ACI World more than 20 years’ experience in journalism, corporate, media, and public relations in the UK, Canada and Australia. He has held senior campaigning, strategy, crisis and reputation management roles with HSBC, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (at the height of the Global Financial Crisis), and with the Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet where he played a central role in the successful 2013 election campaign.

Before joining ACI World, David was part of London Gatwick Airport’s Senior Leadership Team serving as Head of Communications during a period of unprecedented investment and growth for the airport. For four years, David also managed the airport’s high-profile expansion campaign and his team was rated most highly for press relations by senior national transport journalists in the UK.

David was born and educated in Australia and holds a degree from the University of Western Australia and post graduate qualifications from Murdoch University.

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