David began his career as a General Management Trainee with Smurfit Kappa where he ran packaging factories in Ireland and Spain along with a stint as the Personal Assistant to the Group CEO, Dr. Michael Smurfit.
From 1992 to 1996, he was the Irish Director for R.R. Donelley before establishing Tech Group Europe, a manufacturer of drug delivery devices which was later sold to West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
David was a member of IBEC’s National Executive Council from 2005 to 2009 and sat on the Investment Committee of Enterprise Ireland from 2008 to 2013. He is currently CEO of Kayfoam Woolfson.
He is also Chairman of Folens Group whose major business interests included Folens Publishing and its venture capital arm, LEAF Investments.
He is active in the Not for Profit sector and is the Chairperson of Suas Educational Development who are active in promoting global citizenship and international volunteering as well as being a Board Member of Camara Ireland and the Human Dignity Foundation.