David is a highly cited author engaging keynote speaker and inspiring educator. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change and Commercial Director at Cranfield School of Management. David comfortably spans the worlds of academia and practice, with a relatively rare mix of academic research profile, industry engagement and leadership.
David has an international reputation for his work on leadership, change and organizational resilience. David’s work has been showcased by both the Academy of Social Sciences (read the case study) and the Economic and Social Research Council (read the case study) as an exemplar of excellence in research impact. In 2012 HR Magazine voted David UK’s ‘Most Influential Thinker’.
As a strategic advisor to companies and governments, David helps senior leaders to establish strategic direction and deliver sustained performance improvement and has worked with many different organizations such as Centrica, Siemens, RSA, LKQ, Sellafield, Broadmoor Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.