Location: London,New York, Speciality: Insight

David Walker

Founding Partner & CEO Happen; Co-founder Winkle

David is a master innovator, dedicated to perfecting innovation success rates.


  • Management, First Class Honours, Cranfield University, School of Management
  • PhD in Consumer Behaviour, Cranfield School of Management
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Previous incarnations:

  • Consultant, The Planning Business
  • Head of Brand Planning, Coca Cola GB
  • Partner, Synectics
  • Managing Director, Synectics Europe and International

Guiding belief:

  • 100% in-market innovation success rate is achievable


  • Working with world class leadership teams on innovation, strategy and change leadership
  • Rebuilding old Land Rovers
  • DJing

Proudest of:

  • Creating several hundred million pounds of incremental value for clients
  • Working with over 50% of the world’s leading brands