Meet your On Point Account Management Speakers

Posted 20 January 2020.

​Meet the brilliant minds behind the 2020 On Point Account Management Course.

Nikki McKelvie
Managing Partner - DDB

Nikki is currently Managing Partner at DDB and is passionate about developing new and innovating ideas that transform business results. Prior to joining DDB, Nikki was Client Service Director at Ogilvy, where she led a large brand/FMCG portfolio. She has also held account service roles at Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, plus a stint in the film world.

Before she found her home in advertising, Nikki was a journalist and then held marketing roles at publishing companies in NZ and the UK. She is energetic, honest, hard-working and importantly knows how to harness momentum across a large agency.

Shane Bradnick
Chief Creative Officer - TBWA

Shane has more than 20 years’ industry experience. In 2013 he moved to New Zealand to join DDB as Executive Creative Director in Auckland and then became Chief Creative Officer at TBWA New Zealand, which he now considers home.

Shane has been lucky enough to work with some of the best brands in the world, internationally and locally. Shane has won over 200 awards at international and local shows and has also been named one of the best Art Directors and Executive Creative Directors in the world by The WON Report and has consistently been a Campaign Brief Top 3 ECD.

David Thomason (DT)
Chief Strategy Officer - FCB New Zealand

DT started his career in creative, rising to Creative Director before switching gears and becoming a Planner / Strategist for the last 19 of his 32 year career. He’s been at FCB for 12 years, where he leads Strategy and has been a key member of the senior leadership team driving the agency’s brand, culture and integrated ‘Behaviour Change’ approach.

DT has previously been a member of the Comms Council Board, regularly writes and presents on advertising effectiveness and guest lectures on Behavioural Economics, Cultural Identity and Social Change at AUT and University of Auckland.