David joined the Informa Board in June 2018, and was previously a Non-Executive Director at UBM PLC for nearly two years prior to its combination with Informa.
David is Chairman and Founding Partner of Vision Knight Capital, a private equity fund focused on investments in internet, e-commerce and B2B services empowered by technology in China. He has extensive experience in investing and managing operations in China and has held non-executive directorships at HSBC Bank China and the China Advisory Board of IMI plc.
Prior to founding Vision Knight Capital, David was CEO of the global leading e-commerce company Alibaba.com Limited, leading its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007. David also held a number of senior positions at Kingfisher PLC, was CEO of B&Q China, which under his leadership grew to become China’s largest home improvement retailer, and served as Head of Investment Banking for Orient Securities Co.