David joined Atos in March of 2014 as the Client Executive for the DWP Personal Independent Payment (PIP) contract. Having led the recovery of the PIP contract, reducing the back logs and delays and poor quality regime, and following successful renegotiation of a second variation to the original contract David was then promoted to the Atos UK&I Executive Committee leading the delivery and growth of the £500m Business Transformation Services division which includes National Savings & Investment Bank and Aegon.
David has also represented Atos at the Scottish Welfare Reform Committee (Holyrood), Public Accounts Committee and the Works and Pensions Select Committee – Westminster.
David started his career in 1982 as an electrical engineer after leaving St Cuthbert's Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne. He spent 12 years in this field moving from the industry sector to the commercial and security sector, where he was heavily involved in the early adoption of urban and city CCTV security camera solutions.
David joined BT in the mid-90s where he led the development and adoption of integrated audio, video and data conferencing systems, including a global roll out of contact centres and video conferencing using 'cloud' based solutions. David spent a total of 14 years at BT and in the last four years of his tenure there, he worked closely with the DWP on the complex
Integrated Communications and Network Services (ICONS) contract, which provided IP handsets, skill groups and call recording across the whole of the DWP estate.
David moved into IT and outsourcing in particular. He joined Indian IT company Wipro for three years and worked very closely with the Cabinet Office on the emerging outsourcing 'gene pool' under Francis Maude's direction and then Capita where he was again asked to work on a challenging contract between Capita and the NHS Business Services Authority.
David lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, is married (29 years) and has three adult sons. David has many interests outside of work including a record label which helps young people develop their music skills. He is also a Board Member of The Live Theatre.