David Smith, Senior Advisor

David is an experienced Chief Executive who over a career spanning more than 30 years has led a number of B2B businesses, driving growth and profitability in businesses providing mission critical, complex solutions to demanding clients. David has successfully turned around a number of underperforming businesses, restructuring complex operations and generating substantial top-line growth through systematic business development.

David’s focus has been on large, complex, asset-intensive outsourcing solutions for demanding multinational clients. His experience extends beyond the UK to the Middle East and Asia – where he has most recently been developing opportunities for large-scale outsourcing of complex government operated activities.

David was the Chief Executive of Lex Transfleet, the successful JV between the RAC PLC and Lombard (RBS), between 1993 and 2004 and was instrumental in the PE backed Management Buy-out and subsequent listing of AssetCo PLC as its Managing Director between 2005 and 2008

Senior Advisor, Sciowa LLP
Advisory to corporates and financial sponsors focused on the B2B services sector and asset intensive industries
Business development activities for multiple clients in the middle and far east
  Managing Director, Asset Co Plc (2005 to 2008)
Part of leadership team in the buy-out and subsequent listing
Chief Executive, Lex Transfleet (1993 to 2004)
  Responsible for major restructuring that shifted Transfleet away from commodity contract hire to complex, mission-critical and value added services, resulting in multi-million pound profit turnaround and creation of £200m turnover, 2000 staff business serving major corporates, government and medium size enterprises
  Executive MBA (Distinction), Birmingham University (International Management)
  Advanced Management Programme, Insead

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