David was born and raised in Ireland. He
graduated from the University of South Wales with an honours degree in Business
Studies. He is an accomplished
procurement leader with 25 years of international experience having worked in
the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, across numerous
industries including life sciences, petro chemicals and management consulting.
Since September 2018, David has been Head of Corporate
Services Procurement at Novartis. This includes all of the professional
services categories i.e. HR services, external workforce, consulting, financial
services, legal services, travel & fleet, covering an annual spend of $2,5bn.
Prior to this David was Head of Human Capital Procurement for Novartis,
managing the HR and external workforce categories with an annual spend of $1bn.
Before that David was Head of the Packaging Procurement across all Novartis
divisions, managing a spend of over $1bn.
Before joining Novartis in 2010, David was Head of Direct Procurement for
Borealis, the European market leader in polyethylene and polypropylene resin production.
David has also worked as a Global Category Lead for Fleet withKONE, a leader in the elevator and escalator industry.
David worked as a consultant with PWC in Belgium and delivered strategic
supply chain management, sourcing and procurement solutions for PWC clients in
Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Dubai and Jordan.
David is married with
three children and lives in the Basel (CH) area.
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