Chairman of the remuneration committee and member of the audit and nomination committees
Aged 67, appointed 28 February 2006.
David has experience in banking, telecommunications and publishing in a long career in business. Currently he is chairman of Hassium Asset Management and the Advisory Board of the British Library, and is a member of council of Cranfield University. David's previous roles include the chairmanship of Aldermore Bank plc, Numis Corporation plc, O2 plc, Severn Trent plc and IPC Group, as well as chief operating officer of United Business Media plc, group managing director of EMAP plc and a non-executive director of Telefonica S.A. David served from 2002 to 2006 as chairman of the UK government's Better Regulation Task Force, which worked on reducing burdens on business.