Sir David Brings a wealth of experience to the MTC following a distinguished career in telecommunications and electronics, including Chairman of Motorola Ltd and Chairman of BSI.
Sir David is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Engineer and a past president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Commenting on the MTC, Sir David said:
"I have been greatly impressed by the contribution that the MTC has made to UK manufacturing and I am very much looking forward to joining the Board as the MTC embarks on the next phase of its development."
Sir David succeeds Alex Stephenson CBE, who has been instrumental in guiding the MTC through a period of unprecedented growth for the organisation, whilst at the same time delivering considerable productivity benefits to manufacturing companies across several sectors.
Speaking on behalf of the Board, Chief Executive Dr Clive Hickman said:
"I would like to thank Alex Stephenson for his unwavering support for the MTC during his tenure. He has been a fantastic advocate for Great British manufacturing.
"I am looking forward to working with Sir David, as we embark on the next stage of our remarkable journey."