Deputy CEO and Director of Operational Delivery

David Holdsworth

Biography

David joined the IPO as Deputy CEO and Director of Operational Delivery on 10 June 2019. David has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors at an executive leadership level.

David spent over a decade at the Home Office in various roles including senior operational roles in the Immigration Service where he led several large UK wide transformation projects. He also held different policy roles in the Home Office and was a Deputy Chief Caseworker.

David has spent 5 years in the private sector in senior executive positions of Managing Director and Partnership Director at 2 different FTSE 100 companies. Most recently David held roles at the Charity Commission as Head of Operations from August 2015 and Deputy Chief Executive from 2017.

David is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and Chairman of the Liverpool city region branch.

Deputy CEO and Director of Operational Delivery

The Deputy CEO and Director of Operational Delivery is responsible for all of our registered rights functions, patents, trade marks and designs, including the associated tribunal and mediation services. This role also has responsibility for policy concerning the registered rights and unregistered designs.

Intellectual Property Office

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Chief Executive
  2. Chief Operating Officer