David is an accomplished procurement leader with 25 years of international experience having worked in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, across numerous industries including life sciences, petrochemicals and management consulting.
Since September 2018, David has been Head of Corporate Services Procurement at Novartis. This includes all the professional services categories i.e. HR services, external workforce, consulting, financial services, legal services, travel & fleet, covering an annual spend of $2,5bn. Prior to this David was Head of Human Capital Procurement for Novartis, managing the HR and external workforce categories with an annual spend of $1bn. Before that David was Head of the Packaging Procurement across all Novartis divisions, managing a spend of over $1bn.
Before joining Novartis in 2010, David was Head of Direct Procurement for Borealis, the European market leader in polyethylene and polypropylene resin production.
David has also worked as a Global Category Lead for Fleet with KONE, a leader in the elevator and escalator industry.
David worked as a consultant with PWC in Belgium and delivered strategic supply chain management, sourcing and procurement solutions for PWC clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Dubai and Jordan.