Appointed chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group in July 2015. David joined Guardian News & Media (GNM) in 2011 as chief marketing officer, before being appointed chief commercial officer in 2012. A year later David assumed the newly-created role of deputy chief executive, taking on increased accountability for the GNM business. He was previously Marketing Director of ITV, and in 2000 launched Shine Entertainment. He is a member of the IPA Client Council, a Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a Voting Member of BAFTA.