In 1997 he moved to Irvine to take up a Lead Chemist role before becoming Quality Control Manager in 1998. He joined the site leadership team in 2001 to run Technical Development before moving to manufacturing as Actives Production Director and finally Operations Director in 2005. During this time he completed a Masters degree in Manufacturing leadership at Cambridge University.
In 2007 he moved to GSK House to work with Roger Connor on the Global Manufacturing Supply Agile project before becoming Site Director at Montrose in October 2008 insourcing a number of new products to the site. In 2011 he was appointed VP Primary Supply Chain with responsibility for a number of GMS sites across the world including the Opiates Commercial business in Australia. He plays an active role with the Scottish Government and is a member of the LifeSciences Advisory Board and the UK Chemicals Industry Association Council.
Dave is married with 4 children and lives in Troon, Ayrshire. He enjoys all sports, particularly football, is a keen reader of Scottish history and does cooking to relax.