David is one of Ireland’s most respected commentators, beginning his career as the youngest economic advisor in the Maastrict Treaty negotiation team, to becoming Ireland’s best selling non-fiction author. As Irelands leading economist he is a regular contributor radio and TV on the current economic trends, he currently writes a column for the Sunday Business Post and the Irish Independent and author of the Best Selling book ‘The Popes Children’ – a unique and brilliant survey of Ireland today. Most recently David has brought economics to the national theatre with his one-man-show “Outsiders” – a unique partnership with the Abbey Theatre.
David was nominated by the World Economic Forum at Davos as one of the young global leaders of 2007. This honour is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top 250 young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to society and their potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
David has built a cast iron reputation in Irish finance, economics and politics as being an uncompromising thinker, fiercely independent and unforgivingly analytical in the way he looks at his country.
David has interviewed some of the most influential and thought provoking characters of our age. From Henry Kissinger on America’s place in the world to Mikhail Gorbachev on love and loss, Rudi Guilianni on crime and to Hillary Clinton on the “great right wing conspiracy”.
David regularly speaks to national and international corporate audiences highlighting the most important economic issues for organisations and accurately forecasting events and their repercussions.
Some of the organisations that have engaged David include: Citywire Publications, Zurich, AXA, KPMG, Gallagher Group, Conatus Capital Management MP, Chamber of Commerce, IPPA, Docklands Authority, DAA, Diageo, Canada Life, Ulster Bank, IPPN, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Intertrade Ireland, Invest NI, Oracle, Hibernian, Irish Wind Energy Association, European Foundation, Cork City Council etc
David McWilliams is available for international corporate speaking, Mc’ing and facilitating roundtable discussions.
“Colourful, stimulating and provoking”.
John Dunne, Chief Executive Chamber of Commence of Ireland.
Gaye Hand, CIPD Ireland
“Excellent, enhanced the whole day – we loved the audience interaction”
Derek Wilson, CEO, Siemens Ireland
Maree O’Connor, Partner, E&Y
“On behalf of the chairman and the national Council of ISME may I thank you very much for your excellent and valuable contribution to our national conference, it was very well received”
Mark Fielding, Chief Executive, ISME, The Independent Business organisation.
“We were most fortunate in having you as our guest speaker on the occasion of this celebration. It was a great success and we were thrilled with the feedback from our guests. All in attendance found you most entertaining and some people were talking about you for days afterwards…again David, thank you very much and continued success for the future.”
Conor McCarthy and David Kiely, Directors Jennings O’Donovan & Partners Consulting Engineers
“Provocative, entertaining, stimulating——A man who dares to differ—That’s our David”
Frank Mc Donagh, Commercial Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland