David Howell was appointed to the board of the company in 2004 and served as chairman until March 2007. David remained as a non-executive of the company until his resignation on 8 June 2009. David was re-appointed to the board as a non-executive director on 1 October 2010. On 29 September 2011, David replaced Marie-Louise Windeler as non-executive chairman.
He is the Executive chairman of Profile Consultancy Limited, a specialist commercial property consultancy providing service charge, property management and building consultancy services to many of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies. He is also managing director of privately-owned Hillco Investments (UK) Limited, which holds a diverse portfolio of assets and investments.