David is a retail expert with over 40 years of experience, including 29 years in the airport sector. He has held senior positions at BAA, World Duty-free, and The Travel Retail Consultancy and has led retail commercial consulting projects at over 100 airports worldwide including Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Brindisi, Brussels, Charles de Gaulle, Chicago O'Hare, Denver, DFDS, Florence, Hail, JFK, LAX, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nice, Paris Orly, Pisa, Qassim, Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino, Toulouse, and Warsaw.
Known for his entrepreneurial approach and his ability to develop and implement new concepts and initiatives, David is an expert in category management and has a proven track record of success in optimizing revenue. Some of his key accomplishments include leading the team that transformed retail and car parking at BAA's airports in the early 1990s, a model that has since been adopted worldwide, devising and implementing the strategy that optimized space productivity across all of BAA's airports, and introducing category management across all of BAA's airports, including systems and processes to optimize revenue that are still in place today at Heathrow.
He is also instrumental in the creation of numerous new concepts and initiatives, such as World of Whiskies, Wine Bin, Perfume Gallery, Beauty Centre, and Collezioni by McArthurGlen.
David is a valuable asset to any organization looking for a retail expert with a proven track record of success. He is a visionary leader who is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the retail experience for customers.