David is Managing Director – International Organisations, Worldwide Public Sector & Industries at Microsoft Corporation leading the global team responsible for engagement with multi-national governmental organisations and agencies.
Previously he was Managing Director – EMEA Government, WW Public Sector. Prior roles include Senior Director for business strategy and marketing of the UK Public Sector division; and Director of UK Education/Voluntary markets.
With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, David joined Microsoft in 1991 holding a range of management positions covering Channel Partners, Consulting and Support Services, Skills and Training and the Small Business segment. David also spent time at the company’s European HQ working on European Service and Support programmes. Previously, David was with Digital Equipment Corporation in sales management roles; and prior to that, with Olivetti, in a variety of technical, pre-sales and sales roles.
David is a past serving member on several UK Government advisory boards. From 2003-2011, David was a non-executive director of UKERNA/Ja.Net (the provider of the SuperJANET UK education and research high speed network), he is a past Chair of Trustees of the Learning Lab and is a current trustee of the e-Learning Foundation. In recognition for ITC related services to UK Education, David was made an Honorary Doctor at Sheffield Hallam University (2006) and Wolverhampton University (2008).