David has twenty years of experience in conducting employee engagement research. He has consulted on survey implementation for organisations of all sizes from small start-ups to global leaders. He has worked across a variety of sectors including defence, engineering and construction, financial services and insurance, FMCG, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, shipping and transportation and technology. He also has experience in the public sector, having worked with several government departments.
David’s specialism is in survey design and results interpretation, using data to create tangible insights for organisational leaders. He has considerable experience in presenting survey results and analytics findings to leadership teams and in helping set direction for action planning and other post-survey activities including results communication. He is also experienced in the development of training curricula and resources for his clients’ internal survey project teams.
His knowledge of the functioning of large international corporations has enabled him to lead research efforts in other areas of people management including recruitment and on-boarding, rewards design, including benefits and pension arrangements, talent management, monitoring change and organisational culture.
In additional to quantitative research, David is a skilled interviewer and focus group facilitator and has played a leading role in a large number of qualitative research studies. These are designed to quickly gather feedback among targeted populations or on specific research topics.
Before joining IBM David has worked with a number of other leading human resources consultancies and specialist research organisations. He was previously a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey.
David is a member of the UK Market Research Society. He has a master’s degree in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey and is trained in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School. He brings a coaching style into his consulting with managers on survey results.