Head of Knowledge Exchange, Technology Strategy Board
David is responsible for Knowledge Transfer Networks and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Up until December 2008, he spent 18 months helping set up the InnovationXchange, a programme run out of Birmingham University based on the deployment of intermediaries in client companies to effect open innovation.
David holds a PhD in materials science; he is a Fellow of the RSA and an independent management consultant. His expertise lies in combining process consultancy, innovation and relationship marketing, which gives him added depth and insight to strategic innovation and branding. He has been involved in a number of programmes looking at the impact of innovation and technology on society over a twenty-five year timeframe.
As a consultant, David worked with companies such as Swedish Match, Boots Healthcare International, Danone, Courtaulds, BASF, Cable & Wireless, Sarah Lee, Shell and Nestle.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, and an associate of the innovation consultancies, Innovaro and Nu_Angle, he was a founder of the branding consultancy, Indigo Partners. He has held senior positions with organisations such as PA Consulting, Scientific Generics and Identica-Generics.
He is an inveterate networker…