David was founder MD for thirty years from 1988, from the very early days of UK independent commissioning with a team of four in Aberdeen, through Tern’s expansion to produce for UK and international networks from Glasgow and Belfast. He won the first ever Scottish independent BBC network series in 1998 and has since produced for BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Channel 4. He continues to produce and exec, and as such has won BAFTAs and Prix Italia.
He manages business affairs and distribution and has for years been a lead in the lobbying for increased out of London production and for industry relevant training. He became chair of Creative Scotland’s Screen Scotland committee in 2018.