Key People

Ric Navarro

Director – Communications & Marketing

Ric Navarro began his career as a journalist and media advisor, successfully managing communications for Prime Minister John Howard’s Supermarket to Asia program. Over his career Ric has led the communications and external affairs for a number of leading firms including mining, FMCG, infrastructure, sporting, and built environment organisations, where he implemented and managed communications, content marketing, corporate affairs, digital strategy, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder management and client-centricity programs.

As the Global Director of Communications & Marketing for NDY, Ric leads the strategic and tactical delivery of the firm’s communications and marketing objectives across all global operations. His strategic, results driven approach contributes to NDY’s commercial outcomes, operational performance, client-centricity programs, and business growth . Ric is also a member of the NDY Charitable Trust Board, the NDY Sustainability Steering Committee, and a member of the Australian Marketing Institute Governance Committee.

In October 2016, Ric was recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers) and reached the Top 2o list in 2017.

In 2017 Ric was also listed as one of the world’s Top 40 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders by the World Marketing Congress.

Ric is also the author of the best-selling book, Marketing with Purpose: a C-Suite guide to being truly customer-centric.