David was a dear friend and a great colleague. I learnt a great deal from his all round knowledge about business and life. We chatted about a range of topics ranging from industries to rowing to Japanese business culture. David was also an academician & was involved with Economics at the University, many years ago. Over quick office lunches we talked about incentivising behaviour from account management to Scottish independence. I was amazed by his knowledge and grasp on so many things. For me, his smiling presence, signature ‘braces’ & warm helpful attitude will always be missed.