David is non-exec chairman of branding consultancy Holmes & Marchant with offices in London, Singapore, Shanghai and New York. He is also an independent consultant to various clients, including Sainsbury’s and Swiss Re, prior to which he was managing director of the Conran Design Group and chairman of Designersblock.
He is chair of trustees of the River and Rowing Museum and a former trustee and trading board chairman of the London Transport Museum.
In the education arena he has recently completed six years as a governor of Ravensbourne University London, prior to which he was chairman of the Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries - CCSkills.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, the RSA and an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff Metropolitan University.