David McCarthy

Consultant and Industry Expert

With a huge passion for the automotive industry, David brings almost twenty five years of automotive experience to Civic Financial Communications. This includes twelve years as a high-profile and respected automotive journalist across radio, print, TV and digital platforms and a further twelve years heading up the Public Relations and Communications team at Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific, where he reported directly to the CEO.

His experience covers corporate communications, product communications and public relations with total responsibility for media engagement, strategy, public policy and crisis management. There has been no industry issue that has not been advocated on and managed by David. 

David also was chair of the Federal Chamber of Automotive  Industries (FCAI) Communications Committee for four years before being appointed to the FCAI Board.

In his most recent role, David was Head of External Affairs and Corporate Communications for Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific, before he joined Civic Financial Communications to utilise his policy and consulting experience in a representation capacity to the wider automotive audience.

His motto is “dogs don’t bark at parked cars”.