David is a business economist who, most recently, was an economic advisor for the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF). Here he redesigned Directions, BPIF's flagship publication covering economic trends and managed all aspects of its quarterly production, the copy of which was forwarded unedited by DTI to the Monetary Policy Committee. It is also widely reported in the trade press and used in national wage negotiations.
Prior to that David established his own economics consultancy. His assignments included quarterly country reports on Sri Lanka for Economist Intelligence Unit and monthly monitors on the Indian subcontinent for Business Monitor International. He has also researched and written reports and articles for economic publications and construction press and his clients included Cambridge Econometrics and Building magazine.
In addition to this David worked as economics advisor for Construction Forecasting and Research Ltd and as a strategic planner for John Laing plc, where he designed and wrote regular economic reports on the UK, European and major international economies.
After graduating from the University of Strathclyde in the mid 1970's David's first role was that of Official Records Writer in Washington, D.C. for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Here he liaised with IMF Board members and senior directors in order to write official records for distribution to central banks and finance ministries worldwide. On returning to the UK, David spent eleven years with Barclays Bank holding several economists positions.