David is a global business leader with extensive experience in the agricultural, automotive, industrial and shipping industries; spanning agrochemicals, coatings and lubricants within ICI, Castrol and BP.
After an early career in front-line sales and marketing in Europe and Canada, David has held senior, global roles in marketing, strategy and transformation and business leadership; doing business across Europe, Asia, the USA and South America.
David has a strong track record of delivering growth in both growth and mature markets across the world. He has led corporate strategy development and implementation globally and also led post-acquisition integration in Canada and Europe as well as global transformation initiatives.
More recently he has hands on experience of leading new start-up businesses as a member of the Castrol Innovation Growth Board and advisor to three Automotive start-ups. He then became Managing Director of Nexcel; a new business venture within BP, which is developing and marketing unique technology, to improve fleet utilisation and reduce the environmental impact of waste oil and vehicle CO2 emissions.
David has recently been appointed as CEO at Ozoinnovations Ltd; a tech start up delivering sustainable hygiene solutions to the food industry.
In parallel with his business commitments, David has held a number of Non-Executive appointments.