David has more than thirty years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
David started his career at ICI and then Zeneca where he was a member of the Zeneca Specialities business buyout team, which later became Avecia. As COO of Avecia, David was involved in several follow-on acquisitions, as well as the disposal of non-core divisions. When the Imaging Colourants business was acquired by Fujifilm, he became CEO of the business unit to oversee its integration.
Since 2008 David has focussed on non-executive roles mainly with PE backed companies. He is currently Chairman of Catexel and was Chairman of Silverfleet’s portfolio company, Aesica.