David has extensive retail experience gained over 25 years working with some of the biggest brands in the industry. He joined Pets at Home as Chief Operating Officer in April 2019 having previously held senior positions at several well-known retailers.
Prior to joining Pets, David spent 15 years at Home Retail Group including as Chief Operating Officer for Argos where he led the digital transformation of the business, before moving on to become the Managing Director of Bestway Retail. He has also held senior roles at Homebase and Dixons Retail.
In this current position, David leads Pets at Home’s retail business including its UK wide store network and omnichannel offer.
David is passionate about retail and how innovations in the sector can help other organisations maximise their potential. He regularly dedicates his time to supporting charitable causes and sits on The Retail and Hospitality Advisory Group of Pennies, an award-winning fintech charity with an important mission: to protect and grow micro-donations.
“Throughout my 25 years in retail, I can safely say that it has been the people who have made it such a rewarding and exciting experience. Those who have worked in the industry will understand the hard work and dedication that goes into delivering the best service for customers every day of the week, and it has been a pleasure to see that dedication being recognised by the nation during this difficult period.“I’m incredibly proud to be part of such a supportive and inclusive industry and it’s a privileged to be an ambassador for the Retail Trust at a time when we need to support our colleagues, who have worked so hard during the pandemic, more than ever.“