David Gallagher is known to communications leaders around the world as an advocate for collaboration and a true believer in the transformative power of public relations.
David is a senior partner and CEO for Ketchum in Europe, overseeing operations in nine countries and advising clients globally on reputation, engagement and strategic partnerships.
He is president of the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO), the global umbrella network of 30 national PR agency trade associations, and a fellow and past chairman of the UK Public Relations Consultants Association. He chairs the World Economic Forum’s global agenda council on the future of media, and was the 2014 PR jury president for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
He is a Texan with dual US-UK nationality and holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.