David has enjoyed a portfolio career with particular emphasis on creativity and its leadership. Increasingly over the last 20 years, David has coached and mentored successful chief executives and entrepreneurs who wished to achieve even more in organisations undergoing rapid change.
After studying chemistry, chartered accountancy, business administration and arbitration, David realised that the key aspects for generating fast and robust growth were the human ones.
DavidÔÇÖs experience includes roles as a director of quoted and private groups, an independent director appointed by investors, such as Lazards and 3i, and as an investor.
David has been involved in all stages of corporate development, from start-up and turnaround, through fast growth to acquisition and succession, and in ¤Éirms with a marketing bias in many industry sectors at home and overseas. David has also led turnarounds to deliver speedy returns to pro¤Éit, cash generation and secure futures.
David was a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield UniversityÔÇÖs School of Management for many years and was a course director on its renowned Business Growth Programmes. David writes, by invitation, on entrepreneurship matters for the Financial Times. David was a group chairman in Vistage, the leading membership chief executive organisation and was the honorary treasurer of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
David has worked on numerous charity trustee boards and is currently involved in projects for the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and the Cranfield Trust. David sits on the council of the Anglo Netherlands Society.
The most successful entrepreneurs have an internal framework where they focus on the fundamental truths underlying a problem before devising a solution. This book provides such a framework.Mike Lynch