David is an Unreasonable Fellow. David has participated in 1 program, including Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2018.
55 year old father of three and husband of one. Left school and played bass in punk bands, not becoming an international star got a job, worked in Unisys and IBM in global procurement roles, gained an MBA. Hired to lead the commercial integration of Prudential Assurance and Scottish Amicable, moved on to turnaround a leading British refrigeration company. After selling it, started a consultancy, sold it three years later to Amey (£2million p/a revenues and 17 staff), invited to join (by its somewhat unhappy investors) a late 90's tech boom disaster which became Scotland's third largest software company. Done a few other turnarounds since but primarily lead a life sciences business and also Iceotope. I am a director of a social housing company and my family privately runs a charity that educates children in Kenya. We do so with no paid officers at all all our people are volunteers, top to bottom. We currently have 740 kids being educated and 24 in our orphanage whilst employing 32 people as teachers and other roles in the village we work in (Utange near Mombassa). I still play bass, build scale models, read, and serve as a lay minister in my church as well as handling its Public Affairs remit in my part of the North of England.