David launched Wonderhood Studios in 2018 – a next generation creative company that combines programme making with creative agency skills.
He led Channel 4 as Chief Executive between 2010 and 2017. During that period the network underwent a major creative overhaul, grew annual revenues to c£1bn and pioneered a data strategy which attracted over 15m registered users. A focus on Channel 4’s unique remit was also accompanied by a record number of major industry awards.
In 2014 David gave the prestigious MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival on the importance of Public Service Broadcasting to British creativity. Previously, David was CEO at UKTV between 2007-2010 where he masterminded the launch of Dave; at Discovery Networks USA between 2005-2007 he led the revival of cable channel TLC as its President and GM; and before heading to the US, David led Discovery Networks UK as General Manager during a four-year period of rapid growth from 2001. In 1995, David was a founding partner of the influential independent advertising agency St Luke’s. He is also a Patron of the Royal Television Society and a BAFTA member.