David was responsible for creating the SCI and locating it at The University of Manchester when he led Tesco’s climate change and sustainability strategy between 2002 and 2012.
He was briefly Executive Director of the SCI between 2012 and 2013, moving the Institute onto a more focused and financially stable footing.
Since 2013, David has been the Group Executive Director for Strategy at Pick n Pay, a leading South African grocery retailer headquartered in Cape Town. He also takes responsibility for the company’s sustainability and climate change strategy, which has been recognised as the best in Africa by the CDP.
David is particularly interested in the role that business can play in delivering a more sustainable economy, including its role in empowering consumers to make changes in their daily lives.