David Bruce is the Communications Director for Natural Hazards Research Australia. Prior to that he held the same position at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and its predecessor, the Bushfire CRC.
David led the development and implementation of the branding and communications in the start-up phase of the Centre and leads a small team managing publications, online media, stakeholder relations, media relations and events. He has just finished two terms on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire and remains on the Wildfire Communications Committee. He is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
His working life began as a journalist and news editor with Melbourne’s daily broadsheet The Age and News Limited’s community newspapers, and later as the Communications and Media Manager at Monash and Deakin universities.