David Oliver spent over a decade in politics, public affairs and corporate communications consultancy before he joined Cadbury plc in 2008, heading up its Global Public Affairs team. He also served as UK Corporate Affairs Director during the takeover approach by Kraft Foods.
After the takeover, he became the External Affairs Director for Kraft Foods Europe, which included running the Brussels office and working with senior stakeholders at the HQ in Zurich. He returned to the UK in 2011 as the Corporate Affairs Director for the combined UK & Ireland Kraft Foods and Cadbury businesses.
David believes that large businesses can make a huge difference in their communities, and has direct responsibility for Mondelez International’s community strategy. He is also very interested in the impact education can have on people as one of the biggest life changing chances anyone can have, at any age. To this end, he is involved in setting up a brand new Free Primary School in his native South West London.