David Lewis


Vistage Chair since February 2014

David Lewis has spent the last 25 years researching and working alongside the very best organisations in the world.  He knows what the best individuals, teams and organisations do, how they do it and why.  He has turned this understanding into a coherent framework that he uses with selected business owners, MDs and CEOs, enabling them to create sustainable, peak performing organisations.

David has worked alongside the CEO and their senior team across a huge variety of different businesses, whether large public companies such as Barclays, BNP Paribas, BAM Nuttall, BMW, Esso, ING, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Morgan Stanley and Saint Gobain, or smaller privately owned businesses such as Structure Tone, JATO Dynamics and the Cromwell Hospital.

The focus of David’s work in these organisations has been:

  • Organisational strategy and vision, to facilitate the organisation setting a direction, and building buy-in and engagement with it;
  • The right people with the right skills, enabling the organisation to recruit peak performers and then develop them to consistently deliver results;
  • Flawless execution, building and implementing operational plans to help the business succeed and deliver its strategy;
  • Market understanding, enabling the organisation to understand itself, its market and competition, and developing an agile response to its business environment;
  • Getting the above right transforms business results, allowing the organisation to achieve consistent top line growth and bottom line cost control

Creating high-performing businesses and people

David’s group is aimed especially at ambitious leaders of high-growth companies who want to take their businesses to the next level.  Members come from a broad spectrum of industries and backgrounds, and David uses that diversity to enrich the quality of ideas and learning within the group.

If you are interested to see if Vistage could help you become a better leader and your business more successful, or would like to sample a member’s day, get in touch with David now through Vistage or LinkedIn.