David Walker joined Personal Group as Chief Commercial Officer in 2012. Having spent the early part of his career working for Barclays Bank in a variety of regional, commercial and International roles, David left to join BskyB and their B2B operational in 200, becoming Head of Sales for all non-domestic subscribers. David was recruited by Dyson in 2006 to help launch the Airblade hand dryer in the UK, and subsequently spent three years in Chicago as US Managing Director. Returning to the UK in 2012, David joined Personal in June of that year.
In addition to his role as Chief Commercial Officer, David also acted as Managing Director of Lets Connect, Personal Group’s salary sacrifice home technology offering, in 2015 and 2016, growing the business over 100% in this time. Throughout his career, David has specialised in leading high growth of new and turnaround organisations, using the power of the individual to deliver performance beyond their expectation. A highly experienced speaker on the topic of Employee Engagement, David firmly believes that to achieve true employee engagement, you need to blend two critical factors – Technology and People. By creating highly effective strategies and programmes that blend these two aspects of business in the 21st Century, organisations can gain a competitive advantage in their marketplaces. David has delivered many presentations around the world on wide ranging topics, from reducing carbon footprints to how mobile phones are transforming employee communication.
Personal Group deliver game changing employee benefit and engagement programmes, offering a leading edge Employee Services App. David is a passionate about harnessing the power of new technology with the market truth that mobile communications are developing as fast as ever. He beleieves it has never been quicker, simpler, easier and cheaper to transform organisations’ communications and engagement strategies, given the rate of technological change in the market change. However David will always argue that this is one side of the “engagement equation”. With the changing nature of employee demographics – Gen Y becoming business leaders, increasing gender equality, multiple generations in the workforce – that people should rank parri passu with Technology, and the best companies know this.
An exile of Newcastle Upon Tyne, David now lives in South Northamptonshire with his family, and relaxes by playing golf, watching both Newcastle United and Northampton Saints fervently, and spending time with his two young children.