David Plumb

| Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Group, University of Warwick

David Plumb is an innovator, digital leader, strategy consultant and experienced Non Executive Director, who helps organisations create fresh thinking and new possibilities.

In his portfolio are a series of complimentary roles where he continues to uncover innovation, apply disruptive and regenerative thinking across multiple sectors, and deliver digital breakthroughs. Today, this includes being the Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Warwick, sitting on the advisory board for BP launchpad and working as an innovation consultant.

He is the former Chief Digital Officer at O2 – a member of the executive team since 2013, with a track record of launching new start-ups, growing businesses, P&Ls and winning large contracts. During this period, he led the team to win the £1.5b UK smart metering contract; started new businesses such as O2 Unify, O2 Drive and also acquired new digital businesses namely Weve.

David is also an experienced Non-Executive Director, who has served on the board of major consumer businesses, for example Tesco Mobile and the innovative digital business giffgaff. Currently serving on the advisory board of BP Launchpad where he supports the team in building industry resetting unicorns. Through the various NED roles he’s undertaken he has extensive knowledge of consumer, launching and scaling new digital businesses, B2B, data and digital transformation, being an approved person in the FCA regime and developing bold growth strategies.

Before joining O2, David spent 12 years in ICT at C&W Global and Cramer where he held leadership roles in the UK, US and across mainland Europe.