David Abraham

David Abraham became Channel 4’s sixth Chief Executive when he took up the post in May 2010. Over the past five years the team he leads has creatively renewed the Channel 4 schedule post Big Brother; delivered the 2012 Paralympic Games; forged new ad sales partnerships with UKTV and BT Sport; launched 4seven, All 4 and Channel 4’s Indie and Commercial Growth Funds; boosted Film4’s output and attracted 13m viewers to register directly with Channel 4.

David led Discovery Networks UK during a period of rapid growth between 2001-2004, led the revival of cable channel TLC in the US between 2005-2007, and repositioned UKTV’s ten channels, including launching Dave, as CEO from 2007-2010.
David worked at the creative agencies CDP and Chiat/Day in the 1980s after earning a degree in Modern History from Oxford University. He was a founding partner of the influential 90s agency St Luke’s.
He is a member of the Creative Skillset Board.
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