Having joined the business in 1989, Dave has worked in the UK, Mexico, Shanghai, Singapore and The Netherlands during his 30-year career with Unilever. His extensive experience spans supply chain operations, including procurement, manufacturing, logistics and planning.
Dave was appointed Chief Procurement Officer in April 2019, based in Singapore, and also assumed the role as Head of Unilever Asia (UAPL). He is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services globally, supporting the creation of over 400 brands sold in over 190 countries. Dave is also tasked with delivering ambitious sustainable sourcing strategies as part of Unilever’s Sutainablie Living Plan.
Prior to these appointments, Dave was a member of the Unilever European Executive and the Global Supply Chain leadership teams, responsible for the European Supply Chain. Additionally Dave was responsible for the Global Planning organisation and in developing the strategy for the Digital Re- Wire of the Supply Chain function.
In 2013, Dave led the Supply Chain for China and North Asia, supporting the doubling of the business and ultimately took responsibility as the Head of Supply Chain Asia in laying the foundations for e- commerce.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK and is a native of Scotland.
Dave has two children and enjoys golf and global adventure motorbiking.
• 2019 : Appointed Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever
• 2016 : EVP SC Europe
• 2013 : EVP, Supply Chain, Asia
• 2008 : VP, Supply Chain China and North Asia
• 2004 : VP, Suppply Chain Global Ice Cream and New Vitality Platforms
• 2000 : Supply Chain Head Mexico
• 1996 : Supply Chain Head Birds Eye Walls UK
• 1989 : Joined Unilever UK