David Riches joined the BCC in August 2010. He manages commercial, international trade and marketing initiatives for the BCC in conjunction with the Chamber network. This includes working with commercial partners offering national products and services to member businesses.

Since 2013 David has been leading a programme to develop a global network of British Chambers of Commerce and other business organisations to support UK exporters as they enter global markets.

Prior to joining the BCC, David was Chief Executive of East of England International based in Cambridge, providing international trade and investment services for the East of England region. He has also worked as Director, North America for Think London, the inward investment promotional agency for London, as a strategy consultant for Ernst and Young, and as a Director within the Global Strategy Group of Cable & Wireless plc.

David holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, a First Class BA Hons from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

David is a Trustee of P3, one of the UK’s leading social enterprises offering a wide range of support to people in need.