David Nobay

Creative Chairman
Marcel Sydney

Regarded as one of Australia’s most creatively awarded admen, David Nobay’s 30 year career in advertising has put him in the Creative Director’s hotseat in Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne and, for over a decade, Sydney. In that time, he’s worked across every discipline and category, and on many of the world’s most important brands. In Australia alone, he’s driven innovative thinking for the country’s most powerful brands; including Foxtel, Virgin, Telstra, News Ltd, Qantas, Victoria Bitter, Tooheys, Toyota, Westpac and Woolworths. His many creative contributions to the industry have been well documented and he’s won every major industry award including more than 40 Cannes Lions.

Outside of his advertising career, Nobay has written and launched his first stage play, ‘Moving Parts’ in 2013, staged at Sydney’s prestigious NIDA Theatre. He is also an avid painter and had his first show at Sydney’s pre-eminent Maunsell Wickes gallery in November 2015. He considers The Art Gallery of New South Wales his ‘other office’.