David Bishop graduated from Oxford University with an Honours Degree in Physics.
He has more than 30 years experience in metals covering aluminium, platinum group metals, gold, silver, and most recently tin.
David spent a large part of his career working for Johnson Matthey Plc, the international precious metals chemicals and materials company, in sales and marketing and general management roles. This included overseas spells in Hong Kong and Canada. In Hong Kong, he was Marketing Director and General Manager, responsible for the Asia businesses and instrumental in setting up the company's first office in China.
During the period 1996-99 David was based in Perth, Western Australia where he worked for Gold Corporation as Director, Treasury and Asia operations. He was subsequently invited to join the Board of AGR as Deputy Managing Director, responsible for all sales and marketing activities, strategic planning, and corporate public relations. AGR was a newly formed joint venture between Gold Corporation and Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd, a publicly listed company with NM Rothschild Australia Pty Ltd as its major shareholder. At the time AGR was the largest gold refiner in Asia-Pacific.
David returned to the UK in 1999 to become Managing Director of ITRI.