"A Corporate Creativity Maestro”
David is an innovator who works in business, the arts and social change.
A performing artist by background, he was boy soloist at the Royal Opera House where he first sang with Placido Domingo at the age of 9. He has toured the world as an orchestral player, written for the great Stanley Kubrick, presented a music series on BBC2 and set up two mould-breaking opera companies.
In 1994, when one of the world’s leading service firms was looking for a radical new way to boost creativity they asked for David’s help. Two decades on he’s a creative confidante to the leaders of some of the world’s leading businesses helping them and the teams they lead perform at new levels.
He is perhaps best known for the artful way he designs, orchestrates and animates high-stakes business events, his inspiring keynotes and accessible business books.
Beyond business, his non-profit venture Street Wisdom transforms ordinary city streets into extraordinary learning zones. Founded in 2012 it’s already active in 18 countries. Meanwhile David keeps his own performance skills honed in the knife-edge improvised shows of his company Impropera.