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David Bird

Retail Director

David Bird was appointed as Retail Director in November 2022.

Skills

  • Demonstrable history of transforming business performance and changing culture in a wide range of markets
  • Creating long-term sustainable growth through a focus on customers, building new propositions and re-engineering operations through the use of digital technologies

Experience

David’s early career was spent in a number of different service organisations including Marks & Spencer, BUPA, Vodafone, Homebase and National Express. He then spent over a decade in the retail energy industry where he was Managing Director of E.ON’s UK residential business and then CEO of Co-op Energy. More latterly he was Chief Operating Officer at Biffa, the UK’s leading waste management company. 

He has also held non-executive director roles in the NHS, Department for Education and at the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is currently a Board Advisor to Aston University’s Centre for Circular Economy & Advanced Sustainability.  

David Bird