The Master gave the 14th Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine in this splendid building which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and now provides state of the art lecture and entertainment facilities.
Our Master has been in the Plastics industry for over 45 years and is a well known figure in both the UK and the European Industry. Until 2004 he was the CEO of the privately owned Linpac Group which grew to become one of the largest plastics processing companies in the World with over 50 plants operating in every continent.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
David is proud of his “roots”: Having joined Ekco Plastics in 1963 as an Apprentice Plastics Engineer. As well as gaining invaluable, practical shop-floor experience he studied Polymer Technology at Borough Polytechnic, now South Bank University and Industrial Management at what is now Anglia Ruskin University.
He was the President of the British Plastics Federation in 1988 and President of the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) from 2003 – 2009. EuPC represents over 50,000 plastics processing companies throughout the EU. He remains a member of the Steering Board and is the Chairman of the EuPC Packaging Division.
Since the 1980's David has devoted a considerable amount of his time to education and training initiatives within the Plastics Industry and through the Horners Company. He was Chairman of the Plastics Processing Industry Training Board and its successor body, the British Polymer Training Association.
Although officially “retired”! He is still actively involved in the industry as a strategic advisor to several businesses in the UK and as Chairman of Macro Plastics Inc, USA and Mpact Plastic Containers, South Africa.