David is co-Chair of the Employee Engagement Task Force launched by the Prime Minister at Number 10 in 2011. He is a visiting Professor of the Cass Business School, a Fellow of the Ashridge Business School, the Institute of Marketing, the CMI and of the RSA. He co-authored the book entitled ‘The Extra Mile’ published by Pearson on the topic of Employee Engagement. David is co-author of the MacLeod Report, ‘Engaging for Success’ commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject. This follows an early career in marketing followed by becoming a CEO of a global business formed through the merger of an ICI and a Unilever business. He has been an NED of Ofsted, DfID, the MOJ and has worked for a year and a half in the Cabinet Office. David was awarded an OBE for services to Employee Engagement and Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2013.