- For over 25 years, David has held influential “Strategic and Thought Leadership” positions in the public and private sectors, across the utility, telecommunications and climate change industries.David’s career includes founder roles at two of the world’s first major power utility diversifications into commercial telecommunications, at NORWEB Telecom and Energis. David has developed similar strategies on behalf of utilities in Australia, Brazil, Germany and the USA.
- During his career David has directly participated across the full breadth of the utility and telecommunications industries, from software and silicon systems design, hardware product development, to utility network operation and service delivery.
- David has held positions in energy utilities (e.g. National Grid, EON, ENW, SSE, Iberdrola, Florida Power and Light etc), major solutions vendors such as Cisco, Nokia, Siemens and a number of international service / consultancy businesses. David was also one of the founding management team regarding a Joint venture between Cisco and American Electric Power (AEP) the largest USA power utility.
- David was inaugural Chair of the International Division of the Utilities Telecoms Council in USA representing telecommunications interests for all power utilities across the USA.
1.1.1 Director Smart Energy, WSP
Nov 2017 – Present (5 months)
Manchester, United Kingdom
WSP in Europe has 120 years of experience in developing world class energy systems and solutions around the world. As Smart Energy Director David will be supporting WSP customers and partners to advance the digital revolution across the Energy industry. This is a crucial part of the global transition to a sustainable low carbon based economy in order to address the global threat of climate change.
1.1.2 Professor in Practice, Keele University
Feb 2017 – Present (1 yr 2 months)
In February 2017 David accepted the part time position of Professor in Practice at Keele University UK regarding their ground breaking Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project. SEND is Europe’s first at scale fully integrated Smart Energy project, offering a living laboratory to provide testing and research capabilities across the energy supply value chain. David will fulfill a management advisory role, to exploit the extensive innovation opportunities which SEND can deliver. https://www.keele.ac.uk/pressreleases/2016/send.php
1.1.3 Industry Expert, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
2014 – Present (4 yrs)
Geneva Area, Switzerland
David accepted invitation to join the UNECE Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committees. Tasked with developing strategy to support UN’s 10 year Smart Energy 4 ALL (SE4ALL) initiative.
1.1.4 Partner, Analysys Mason
Jun 2015 – Nov 2017 (2 yrs 6 months)
5 Exchange Quay Manchester M5 3EF
I was lead Partner for Amalysys Mason’s Smart Energy & Cities Practice utilising their wealth of knowledge and experience to facilitate the development and adoption of Smart Energy solutions around the world. As part of the Datatec Group Analysys Mason are uniquely positioned to understand the fundamental drivers of ICT adoption and exploitation across the energy value chain Globally.
1.1.5 Smart Grid Practice Head, Wipro Technologies
Jan 2011 – May 2015 (4 yrs 5 months)
London, United Kingdom
David led Wipro’s Smart Grid consultancy group. This role involved developing and maintaining C level relationships with Wipro’s main energy and utility customers and with solutions partners (Oracle, Cisco, Google etc) to foster a collaborative approach to the marketplace.