David is a partner and head of the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology sector. He specialises in providing clients with strategic advice on major UK and global commercial and outsourcing projects.
Independently recognised for his wealth of knowledge and experience, David leads teams of lawyers on major transformation and distressed projects for amongst others, Transport for London and the BBC. He lectures and writes extensively on IT and legal matters. He is Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Chair elect of the Board of Governors of University of the Arts London and a Trustee of 14-18 Now. He was Chair of Stonewall from 2003 to 2012, a Trustee of The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund from 2005 until it spent out in 2013, Chair of Modern Art Oxford from 2001 to 2018 and a Director of the Big Lottery Fund from 2014 to 2018.
David was awarded a CBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to equality and diversity.
He was ranked 27th in the OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT executives published by the FT in October 2015 and recognised as a Diversity Role Model in the legal sector by The Lawyer in November 2015.