Key strengths: David was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc until 2006, then Executive Chairman of Jessops plc, becoming Non-Executive Chairman in 2009. In addition, he has held several Executive and Non-Executive roles in 30 years in retailing, including ten years as a plc Finance Director.
Principal current external directorships: David is currently the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Halfords plc, and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Thinksmart plc (AIM) listed. In addition, he is Chairman of Park Cameras Ltd and a Trustee of Walk the Walk, a breast cancer charity. During this year, Conviviality plc (AIM listed), of which David was Chairman, went into administration.