As General Counsel, David is responsible for all legal matters for the company’s operations globally.
Prior to joining the Jumeirah Group, David was Global Head of Legal for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts. At Movenpick, David led the transformation of the Legal function and a growth in management agreement signings to an average of 25 per year. David was previously in private practice with law firms in London and Dubai and specialised in real estate, construction and the hotel & leisure sector for transactions for both owner and operator clients.
At Jumeirah Group, David is responsible for all legal hospitality matters for Jumeirah and the wider group. This includes acting for various related companies with hospitality assets in the Middle East region and globally.
David holds an LLB in Law and European Law from the University of Nottingham and a diploma from the University of Parma, where David learned Italian while studying law.
Originally from Northern Ireland, David now lives in Dubai with his wife Kate and children, Alex and Emily.