David, as well as being Managing Partner of iris China, leads the Concise business in the China region. David leads the IHG account in China, and is responsible for growing the Concise business in the region.
David has lived and worked in China since 2002, initially as a co-founder of Tarantula – a London-based CRM agency. After successfully selling the China office of Tarantula to Publicis Group, David set up the first China office of Rapp (part of the DDB Group), growing the fledgling business into a successful team of 37 people within 3 years. In addition to David’s 14 years of UK experience, David has also worked in Russia, setting up the Moscow office of Tarantula in 1998 to service a major product launch for British American Tobacco. David has extensive knowledge of the China travel and leisure sector, with previous clients including Virgin Atlantic Airways.
David lives in Shanghai with his wife and youngest son, and enjoys spending time with his other two sons back in the UK as often as he can.