David Gill

Managing Director St John’s Innovation Centre

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 an Academic Collaborator at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing and non-executive director of a number of start-up companies (Psonar Ltd, Syndicate Room Ltd). He is also a non-executive director of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, 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.