David has worked in many senior roles within advertising and marketing for the past 20 years. He was Head of Marketing Communications at Hutchinson Telecom, before going on to become one of Ogilvy and Mather’s youngest Account Directors.
In his next role at the fledgling St Lukes, he helped to build it into a top 10 UK agency and win agency of the year in 1997. He was then headhunted by Elizabeth Murdoch to launch Shine Entertainment in 2000.
He joined ITV in 2005 as Marketing Director, and became Group Marketing Director in 2007.
He was promoted onto the ITV PLC Executive Committee in 2009.
David joined Guardian News and Media in 2010, and became Chief Commercial Officer, taking on responsibility for all revenues, marketing and insight. In December 2013 he was made Deputy Chief Executive, to lead on all GNM commercial operations across the globe.
He is a member of the IPA Client Council, a fellow of the Marketing Society, Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, and a Voting Member of BAFTA.