David is the Chairman of The Russell Partnership Collection
Russell Partnership Collection is now recognised as the UK’s leading Strategic Food and Technology Consultancy with over 600 global clients. At the outset the Partnership vision was the creation and effective delivery of bespoke commercially viable food and technology solutions. Thirty years later that passion and vision remains intact.
David has pioneered and driven food and technology solutions within organisations as diverse as Accenture, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Armed Forces Officers Club Abu Dhabi, ExCeL London, British Airways Authority, The BBC, Chandon Estates, The Eden Project, English Heritage, Expo 2020 Dubai, House of Commons, InterContinental Hotel Group, Arsenal Football Club, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham, MCC at Lord’s, The NEC, The International Olympic Committee, Wimbledon and the United Nations.
David led the creation and delivery of the Food Strategy for the London Olympic Games in 2012 with a passion to deliver the ‘Greenest Games Ever’ and delivered the same role for Sochi 2014. He chaired the Food Legacy Board on behalf of the City of London.
In his former corporate career, David was Group Managing Director of Europe’s largest private catering company, holder of three royal warrants and operating in three sectors of the industry, corporate, stadia and events.
Prior to this appointment he was Food and Beverage Director for the 240 Forte (UK) hotels, successfully introducing food modelling and developing and implementing the group’s branded restaurant strategy.
David read Hospitality Management at Leeds, is a Freeman of the City of London, a Professor of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a qualified nutritionist. He is regularly named in the list of most influential individuals in the UK Food and Leisure Sector and has presented over 500 global keynote addresses and has published in excess of 200 articles.
Notable Board roles include: Chairmanships of The Royal Society of Medicine Support Services Board, London Food Legacy Board, The Total Simulator Company, The Brian Bio Centre and Board appointments for Food For The Brain and New Covent Garden Market Advisory Board.
David was recently honoured with the Welcome Skills Lifetime Achievement Award for his total commitment to the Hospitality industry and having spent a lifetime in furthering the sector.