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David Glasser

David Glasser

Chair of the Trustees
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

David Glasser is the Chair of the Trustees at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum.

Born in Glasgow, he built his corporate career at Marks and Spencer Plc where he pioneered the Food Only Store concept and then at Ward White Group Plc, where he was responsible for varying development and marketing functions, up to the acquisition of the company by Boots Plc.

He formed Northgate Consultancy, which advised blue chip corporations on strategic development and was involved in, and led, a number of businesses between 1990 – 2000. He became involved in Ben Uri in the late 90s and agreed to lead the development of a new strategic plan to re-invigorate and re-establish the museum which had effectively been closed to the general public since losing its gallery.

In October 2000 he was elected Executive Chair and has operated since in this role full time on a pro-bono basis. To avoid any personal or corporate conflicts of interest he withdrew from business in 2001 to focus on creating a new style of museum engagements addressing contemporary issues and social integration through the visual creative arts.


Speaking at Culture Geek Conference
Tuesday 15th June 2021

Session: Lightening Talks

Seven quick fire presentations from around the world.

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David Glasser