David specialises in the field of collaboration between individuals, teams and organisations. His work is informed by over 20 years of consulting with organisations undertaking large integrations and change projects. More recently, David has been working with senior leaders to help improve collaboration between organisations in complex supply chains, and between functions and business units in matrix structures. He is the inventor of The Collaboration Game®, a simulation designed to reflect the competing priorities of a typical business and help develop the mindset and skills necessary to collaborate effectively.
Prior to joining Ashridge, David was a partner in CCL's organisational leadership practice where he specialised in developing senior leaders faced with increasing complexity in unpredictable markets. In his private practice, David has worked with clients such as BP, BG-Group, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO, Dyson, AMEC and many other leading organisations.
David completed the Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change in 2007, his dissertation entitled 'Leading between the Lines.' He continues to research and write with this metaphor in mind, recognising that the most difficult task of leaders is not guided by formal structures and processes but by the need to navigate the complex informal relationships of their organisations and beyond.