David Morriss graduated in Electrical Engineering from Manchester University in 1964. After a short period with London Transport he joined IBM UK where his career extended over 31 years and he held several senior management appointments and directorships both in the UK and internationally.
He retired as a director of IBM UK Holdings Ltd. in 1997 and has subsequently pursued a career as a director, trustee and consultant in the Corporate, Public and Not- for- Profit sectors. He was Chairman of Waterfields Ltd., Kingston Call Centres Ltd and WCIT Charitable Operations Ltd. He is currently Vice Chairman of Governors at Chigwell School, a director of Rex Software Ltd and Chairman of Concurrent Technology Ltd.
He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists in 2007/8 and President of the British Computer Society in 2005. He has held several public appointments and has recently retired from being a General Commissioner for Income Tax.