David is an innovator and strategic thinker with over 25 years of experience in value creation at the highest level in Asian publishing. A ground-breaking exponent of Mandarin education technologies in language learning, he is building a global team to help millions of the world’s children learn Mandarin.
David is the owner of both educational technology and contract publishing companies and has learnt to juggle running businesses in Hong Kong, the USA, and the UK remotely during Covid-19. He is highly experienced in developing marketing strategies and implementing business development initiatives in financial, retail, and educational media. As the creator of over 500 media products in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic, he has built publications and ecosystems in print and electronic formats. A re-programmed Royal Navy submariner with a B.Sc. in Microbiology, he has an MBA from the University of Leicester.
South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.