Executive experience from positions in consumer, retail, business services and financial services at, among others, Unilever, GUS plc (the owner of Experian, Burberry and Home Retail Group prior to their demerger), NatWest Group plc and Christie’s International plc.
David learned his trade at Unilever for 11 years, after which he joined NatWest Investment Bank where he was Director of Finance. Following this, he was Group Finance Director at Christie’s International and the Chief Executive of its American business.
Thereafter he was Group Finance Director of GUS plc, where he took financial and strategic responsibility for the Group through its major transformation over these years.
David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies, including Hammerson plc. Before taking on his current responsibilities, he was Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc and 3i Quoted Private Equity plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc, Burberry Group plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.