David Thorp Director of Research and Professional Development at the Chartered Institute of Marketing

David leads the Institute’s Research and Information, and Learning and Development Divisions with responsibility for thought-leadership, research, policy development, training and continuing professional development. He trained originally as a lawyer but has subsequently acquired over 25 years experience in marketing roles to director level. Additionally, he has significant expert-level experience in learning and development and performance management. David is a qualified executive coach focusing on working with marketers at transition points in their working lives.