David is the Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK, the UK’s leading music company and part of the Universal Music Group worldwide. He oversees the labels Island, Polydor, Capitol, Decca and Virgin EMI and the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Universal Music UK has worked with the world’s leading artists including The Rolling Stones, U2, Take That, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Elbow, Emeli Sandé, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Eminem, as well as the number one classic label in the world.
Previously, David was the Head of Artist Development at RCA working with artists Take That, Kylie Minogue and Annie Lenox. He is a member of the BPI Council and a member of the Council of the Arts Council England. He was previously acting Chairman of the BRITS Committee. In 2013 David worked with Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to gather music industry support for Unity, the O2 Concert marking the 20th Anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder.