David is co-founder of the Employee Engagement Task Force launched by the then Prime Minister at Number 10.
He is a visiting Professor of the Cass Business School, an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Business School, a fellow of the Institute of Marketing, the RSA and a companion member of the CMI.
He co-authored the book entitled ‘The Extra Mile’, published by Pearson, on the topic of Employee Engagement. He is also co-author, with Nita Clarke, of the MacLeod Report, ‘Engage for Success’ commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject.
This follows an early career in Marketing, followed by becoming CEO of a global business formed through the merger of an ICI and a Unilever business. He has worked at senior levels in manufacturing, (both business to business and business to consumer) and in the services sectors.
He has been an NED of three Government Departments and has worked for a year and a half in the Cabinet Office. David was also awarded an OBE for services to Employee Engagement and Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2013.