David Teller

Global Advisor

  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

Born in Italy, raised in the US and France and educated in China and Australia, David Teller’s multidisciplinary career has seen him hold senior management positions in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Tertiary qualified in Asian studies, Chinese language, economics, marketing and cross-sectoral partnerships, David was the inaugural international Director of the Global Compact Cities Programme, initially established and hosted by the Committee for Melbourne. David has written extensively about the Melbourne Model, the innovative approach on which the Cities Programme is based, leveraging concrete outcomes from the interface between business, government and civil society. David’s professional focus is now squarely on urban infrastructure development (particularly transportation) and the critical role this plays in supporting the growth and health of cities and their inhabitants. David currently holds the position of Director – Transport Development and Coordination with the Victorian Department of Transport.

David is based in Melbourne, Australia.

David Teller UNGC Cities Programme, The Melbourne Model Solving Hard Urban Issues Together, in The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Issue 11 2003, pp. 133-142, Greenleaf Publishing

David Teller, The Melbourne Model: solving the hard urban issues together IN Learning to Talk, Corporate Citizenship and the Development of the UN Global Compact, pp.328-340, 2004, Greenleaf Publishing

David Teller, The Melbourne Model and its all sector taskforces: Theoretical Framework and Delivery Mechanism for the UNGCCP IN The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Issue 26 2007, pp. 43-52, Greenleaf Publishing