‘I want a mentor to be someone I both like and can lean on. David is a great objective sounding board. I can always call him to bounce an idea around and he will support it or pour cold water on it, depending on what’s deserved! 

During the sale of my company, David attended negotiations with potential buyers. Those meetings were often very tense - a room full of lawyers and a lot of money at stake. Even the professionals on my side seemed to have their own agenda but David was entirely focussed on my interests. He sat quietly and listened intently. He saw things that everyone else had missed. They may have seemed oblique at first but his insights and suggestions always proved to be profoundly helpful. If some people claim to have a helicopter view, David sees things from above the helicopter.’