David Shouesmith

Managing Director

GovPlanet UK and Europe


Currently working as Managing Director of GovPlanet UK and Europe, part of IronPlanet Inc.  IronPlanet operates online platforms for the re-sale of capital equipment.  David is responsible for establishing and growing IronPlanet’s government-facing business in UK and Europe under the GovPlanet brand.

David Shouesmith had a fast-track military career to the rank of major-general, operating in a variety of logistics, acquisition and operational appointments, with his last 3 years in the MoD in London.  In 2009 David left to pursue a new career in management consulting, bringing his experience of strategy, major projects and strategic supply chain management to a range of large and small companies in defence and other sectors.  In 2016 he joined a US tech company to lead its UK and Europe market entry.  David’s rare breadth of experience across both government and industry gives him a profound understanding of how people, systems and processes must operate across the enterprise to deliver major projects and services in a politicised context.


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