David Guise

Board Mentor


David has been a Group HR Director of three companies, reporting to the CEO and a member of the Executive Committee in each case. Two were FTSE 100 companies and one an ASX top 10 listed company. Now in his non-executive portfolio career, David is a Senior Advisor at Newton Europe and has held Board roles as Non-executive Director for Enactus and as a Member of the Advisory Board at the Prince’s Trust.

During his executive career, David was Group HR Director at Marks & Spencer and was responsible for all people, organisation and cultural development. Prior to joining M&S, David was Group HR Director for Woolworths in Australia where he was accountable for people strategy in a company with over 200,000 employees. Before moving to Woolworths, David was Group HR Director at Home Retail Group plc and was appointed following the de-merger from GUS and the formation of a new FTSE 100 plc.
Earlier in his career, David spent 18 years at Diageo and held a number of senior HR roles, including Director of Talent and Organisation Strategy and divisional HRD roles in the UK and Asia-Pacific. He started his career at Ford Motor Company.

NATS Veolia Water Technologies Tullow Oil plc Concentrix Legal & General Investment Management Lightsource bp Mayborn Group Bunzl plc Amazon UK Eton Bridge Partners Google Salesforce E.ON UK AlixPartners Drax Group plc Accenture Redwood Bank GlaxoSmithKline plc Royal London Group LDC Workday Eightfold AI London Stock Exchange Robert Walters