David Gill is Managing Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. He previously set up and ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London (1997-2004), then served as an executive director of a venture fund focused on early-stage, technology-based investments (2005-08).
Educated at Cambridge, he was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks. A Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California (2004-05), David is currently a non-executive director of several start-up companies, a board member of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (regional economic development), and chair of the steering committee of ideaSpace, the University of Cambridge pre-incubator.
David is the co-author of numerous publications on innovation, incubation and finance, one of which currently being translated into simplified Chinese.