David Barnett is currently General Manager, Northern Europe, for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. He has previously held positions at Novartis OTC in legal, marketing, sales and country management departments from 2002 until 2015, including Country Manager for Denmark and Iceland from 2009 to 2011 and Operating Unit Head for UK and Ireland from 2011 to 2014. From 2014 David was Regional Head of Latin America for Novartis OTC
David joined GSK in 2015 as part of the GSK and Novartis Consumer Healthcare joint venture and was Area Manager for GSK Consumer Healthcare in Latin America until his appointment to General Manager, Northern Europe in August 2016.
David was appointed PAGB President by the PAGB Board in July 2017, replacing Johnson & Johnson Ltd’s Pat Smallcombe. He was previously PAGB President from 2013 to 2014, when he represented Novartis Consumer Health. He re-joined the Board as a Vice President in September 2016 on returning to the UK in his current role at GSK.