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SPP welcomes David Mackay as Partner, Sports Media and FMCG

SPP is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mackay to Partner, Sports, Media and Entertainment, and Retail and FMCG.

David joined SPP in 2008 having led major business process reform and ICT renewal at Toll (through Patrick merger and Asciano demerger).

Since joining SPP, David has had a major impact on clients in the practices in which he leads, as well as considerable contributions on projects in many domains including Education, Government, Research, and Financial Services.

In 2015, David relocated with his family to Sydney where he has helped establish SPP’s Sydney office.  His leadership has enhanced SPP’s offering to consumer and sport organisations including:

  • the development of SPP’s Sports Sustainability Index, driving insights into off-field performance of sporting organisations;
  • identifying key lessons from European Sporting organisations’ approach to strategy;
  • development of approaches to use structured and unstructured data to improve customer engagement; and
  • leading pricing analysis and strategy for some of Australia’s major retail brands.

SPP Partner Ben Apted says “David is a great person to have as part of our leadership team – he always brings strong insights and industry understanding, and also his own unique perspective on any problem.”

Managing Partner Phil Noble also commented on David’s approach, saying “Clients enjoy David’s straightforward and pragmatic style. Most importantly, David is someone whose input we value, and we really enjoy working with.”

David is a proud father of four children. We are very pleased to announce David’s promotion and share this with our clients and friends of the firm.

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Ben Apted  /  Senior Partner

Ben Apted is a Partner of SPP.  He leads SPP's Education, Research and Digital Practices.  Ben is a thought leader and contributor nationally and internationally on higher education strategy, engagement and operations. He has led transformation of government service...

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David Mackay  /  Partner

David Mackay is a Partner of SPP and he leads SPP's Sports, Media & Entertainment and FMCG/Retail practices. David assists organisations to develop and execute business and technology strategy, and improve business performance through people, process and technology.  David...

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Phil Noble  /  Founder & Managing Partner

Phil Noble is the Founder and Managing Partner of SPP. He is an experienced General Manager, Consultant and Entrepreneur and has worked in a wide range of industries including financial services, telecommunications, infrastructure and Not for Profit.  Phil has...

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