Director, Innovation Development, Magna International
David is Director of Innovation Development in Magna’s Corporate R&D team and leads technology outreach across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia with an office based on the University of Cambridge West Campus. In this role David is responsible for discovering disruptive and game changing technologies for Magna from multiple sources including startups, academia and VC’s and is passionate about innovation and its importance!
He’s worked in the Automotive sector since leaving school with a diverse career that began with an Engineering Apprenticeship then a Degree at the University of Loughborough (sponsored by Jaguar Cars Ltd). After graduation, David became a core member of Jaguar’s product design team then later joined Magna International’s Powertrain Division.
David started his own Company in 2007 to support start-ups with business development and was also Monitoring Officer for 30+ grant funded projects for the UK Government’s innovation agency (Innovate UK), then rejoined Magna in his current role in 2014.