David set up his own consultancy, David Bower and Associates in April 1999, providing HR consulting, interim management, coaching and advisory services, having been Group Personnel Director, Rover Group Ltd. for seven years. In 2000 he was appointed a Principal Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group and also Chairman of TMI UK Ltd. David has also held several senior public appointments and non-Executive roles.
From April 2002 David was interim HR Director for Carillion plc and worked with Laing O’Rourke, Harley-Davidson Europe, Peel Ports Ltd and three divisions of Balfour Beatty plc in similar roles. In 2006 he completed a review of HR services for London School of Economics and in 2007 carried out a major due diligence assignment with Cerberus, the private equity company; in 2010 he conducted an HR review for Barker Brettell LLC and a commercial compliance review for Balfour Beatty plc in 2012. David has developed HR consulting and coaching activity alongside these assignments. In December 2012 he set up a new business, DGB Associates Ltd.