Chairman, Folens Publishing Group October 2009- to date
David began his career with the Jefferson Smurfit Group holding several positions including General Manager of Smurfit Box, Chief Executive of Executive Travel, Personal Assistant to Dr. Michael W. J. Smurfit and Director Gerente of Compania De Emballagjes De Carton in Madrid.
From 1992 to 1996, he was the Irish Director for R.R. Donelley before establishing Tech Group Europe, a manufacturer of drug delivery devices which was later sold to West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
David was a member of IBEC’s National Executive Council from 2005 to 2009 and is currently CEO Kayfoam Wolfson.
He is also Chairman of Folens Publishing and serves as a private sector representative on the Investment Committee of Enterprise Ireland.
CEO, Folens Group
2007- to date
John qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Simpson Xavier and his career has included Director of Finance for Vision Express for the UK, Ireland and Belgium and a brief spell at the Druids Glen Golf Resort.
He then joined Microprint, a subsidiary of Folens Publishing, as General Manager.
Following a period as CFO for the Group, John was appointed CEO of Folens Publishing in 2007.