Save Dave Campaign

The other day I blogged about Dave and his problems with his boss after upstaging him on live TV. Now someone has set up a campaign to Save Dave.

HereIsTheCity’s effort to save Macquarie client investment manager David Kiely from getting the sack has gone global. Kiely became the latest internet sensation after being caught live on TV oggling semi-nude pics of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, and is currently at home, waiting for his bank to decide what to do with him.

Last night we launched our ‘Save Dave’ campaign, which has been picked up by the media in Australia, Japan, the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, China?and the US.

We asked readers to e-mail Macquarie’s media relations folks in a quest to save his job, and sources say that the bank has received?thousands of e-mails in his support.

In the meantime, The Australian reports that Macquarie has been forensically examining its e-mail system in an attempt to establish who sent the e-mail attachments to Kiely, and whether he was set-up. Some feel that it might have been a practical joke that went wrong.

Kiely is said to have been marched off the trading floor after the incident hit the headlines, and remains at home. He is expected to be interviewed in the next day or so, and his future will be decided in the next few days. Insiders say that top bosses are still undecided about what to do with him as, although Macquarie has been in the news for all?the wrong reasons, there is a groundswell of support for the banker.