From leaving the banking sector in 2001 through to retirement at the end of 2022, David developed a portfolio of activities which derived principally from 25 years’ experience in commercial and investment banking with HSBC and Deutsche Bank. His consultancy activities embraced strategic planning and implementation as well as mentoring existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. He became a recognised expert in his field, speaking regularly at conferences and running seminars and workshops. He provided one-to-one and group mentoring to entrepreneurs, many of whom were aiming to establish themselves as consultants. During this period, he published eight books on different stages in the journey of business life. These are highlighted below.
For a number of years, he was an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Bayes Business School (formerly known as Cass), where he ran workshops on managing strategic change, entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, leadership, building high-performance teams and sales. In addition, he acted as course director and provided facilitation and mentoring support to participants in small groups and on a one-to-one basis. As well as working with the student community, he participated in Executive Education programmes for major private sector institutions from the UK, Middle East, South Africa and Asia, plus UK public sector institutions.
David is a Freeman of the Company of Entrepreneurs. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. He is a Certified PRISM Brain Mapping Practitioner.