Dave moved into executive recruitment in 1988 when he joined Ward Executive on its inception, becoming MD 10 years later.

As a recruiter, he has always been a generalist and has handled a very broad range of projects in a wide variety of sectors. He has worked extensively in technology-based businesses, including blue chips such as Beecham and BOC, acquiring valuable perspectives on people and organisations while also underpinning his training in psychometric assessment.

Dave developed particular knowledge of the aerospace world and the heavy building materials arena, but has also carried out projects in service-based businesses and in not for profit organisations.

Some of his clients are multinational companies, others are owner managed businesses. Most of his projects are at senior manager/general manager level



“In my previous role as HR Director for Lafarge I worked with Dave on a number of recruitment assignments. I found Dave’s service to be exceptional, providing high quality summaries which included perceptive insights on the qualities of candidates and some pointers for areas to explore with them. In my new role as HR Director at Hope Construction Materials I will certainly use Dave again when the opportunity presents itself.”

Jim Verity, HR Director, Hope Construction Materials