David is Managing Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. He previously served as a director of ETCapital Limited, a venture firm specialising in early-stage, technology-based investments. From 1997 to 2004, he ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London, overseeing HSBC’s funding of two professorial chairs of innovation and the creation of a national network of technology banking managers. Educated at Cambridge, he qualified as a barrister before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks. He was a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California (2005) and is an Official Visitor at the Institute for Manufacturing (University of Cambridge Department of Engineering). David is the co-author of several country-based reviews of the commercialisation of innovation and a recent analysis of the impact of incubation (NESTA 2011). He is a non-executive director of UK Business Incubation Ltd and a member of the UK Government Department for Business Access to Finance Expert Group.