David spent his early career in the commercial operations of Scottish Television PLC and Thames Television PLC. Following successful periods in both organisations he joined the main board of Capital Radio PLC as Commercial Director. During the following 13 years, the company successfully outperformed most other mainstream consumer facing media and grew from two London radio stations to a national organisation. As the company's CEO for 8 years he completed the merger with GWR PLC creating the largest commercial radio group in Europe, a company of circa £750M market capitalisation before leaving the organisation in 2006.
In the following years, David was a director of several PLC and private companies including Carphone Warehouse PLC, Game Group PLC and Ingenious Media PLC. Currently he is chairman and investor in several fast growth early stage companies, primarily in the online sector, including chairman of RAJAR LTD, a director of Results International and a founding partner of The Drive Partnership.
David was a Visiting Fellow of The University of Oxford for 8 years and is currently an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Cass Business School. He joins us as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Shadow Foundr.