David Carman

David Carman

Non-Executive Director, 1E Chairman of the Board

Over the last 30 years, David has worked internationally at an operational and strategic level, and has been President and CEO of a number of world leading businesses in the marketing, communications, service and technology sectors. These include: Guthy Renker International, the international division of the largest Transactional Television Company in the world; National Media Inc., the global television direct response marketing company where he expanded the business from the USA into 60 countries; and The Franklin Mint, the International Direct Response Company of which he was the president of its international operations, spanning 18 countries. David has in depth experience of public company management, having served as a Main Board Director for 5 years with a US Company listed on the NYSE.

A former business school academic, David also has considerable exposure of working with growing businesses, both as chairman of Private Equity-backed companies, and as an investor. He is currently a partner in Covenant Capital Partners, focused on providing growth capital for the fintech market, Chairman of TotalMobile Limited a market leading mobile software provider to the Local Government and Healthcare sectors, Chairman of Synova Capital a Private Equity firm based in London, and Chairman of Parseq Limited a significant provider of BPO and Finance and Administration services to large corporates across the UK.