David is a highly accomplished Chairman, Non-Executive Director and former Chief Executive Officer. As the Board representative of the firm’s major investor, TPF, he brings more than 30 years’ experience delivering accelerated and well risk-managed growth for Banks, Fintechs and NASDAQ-listed Tech companies in Europe, the US, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific markets.
Having started his career with Barclaycard, working in product design and innovation, David subsequently joined the cutting-edge team at One2One responsible for exponential customer growth. Rebranded as T-Mobile UK, it is now an integral part of one of the most renowned and successful mobile telecommunications companies in the world.
Building on his passion for scaling businesses, David spent a further period with the Barclays Group overseeing Emerging Markets expansion prior to returning to the UK where, as CEO of BFC Bank he joined a small, but elite group of people who have successfully steered a firm through the regulatory process to launch a new Bank.
He has held a number of Non-Executive and Board advisory roles, including Chairman of a start-up Fintech, Depoway; Director of the UK Faster Payments Scheme; Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Credit Committee for Reliance Bank and is a former Member of the Board of Governors at the University of Northumbria.