David Dick is an international executive with a thirty-year career in the application of technology to business. He has worked in the oil & gas, telecoms, & banking industries in Europe & the Middle East, in consulting, applications and outsourcing services. Since leaving full-time employment David has worked as consultant in both the commercial and public sector. He was IT sector advisor to Tony Blair, in his role as Quartet Representative mandated to help Middle East peace negotiations and to support Palestinian economic development. Previously, working for HP and Atos, David managed the largest Europe-based global outsourcing accounts including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Standard Chartered Bank. He won a multi-$bn contract, at the time the largest in the industry worldwide, delivering application management & the entire IT services portfolio in 140 countries. He managed change programmes that improved both client service and P&L. David has also led a cards & payments business in the implementation of chip & PIN cards with clients such as MasterCard. He advised BP Oil International in the development of new point-of-sale and merchandising systems for businesses across Europe and the US. For BP’s Chemicals business he helped the BP Chemicals Board manage the implementation of pan-European unified systems, enabling the streamlining of business & organisation. In the Middle East, David helped establish Logica in the region, helping define strategy, winning & delivering new business. He has lived and worked in Brussels, Paris and Stockholm, Saudi Arabia & the UAE.