David Kelly

Chairman, non-executive director and consultant with a passion for all things product, technology and culture. Helping businesses scale in travel, leisure, online retail, technology, lottery, insurance and media.

What I Do


Ten+ years experience chairing venture, private equity, privately-owed and publicly listed businesses, ensuring the board is effective in its task of setting and implementing the company’s direction and strategy, e.g. Simply Business and Forest Holidays.


Over the years, I have supported businesses in the development of their strategy, their product management capability and M&A ambitions.

Non executive director

Ten+ years as a non-executive director (NED) providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors. Often as the product and technology specialist and the Remuneration Chair, e.g. The Gym Group and On The Beach.


Interim executive and chair support for businesses as they build out their succession plans.