Job title: Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International
David Taylor was named Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group, and Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK in 2010. He is a Director of Lightning Source Australia and is currently President of Lightning Source France, which is a joint venture with Hachette Livre. David took on the additional role of Managing Director of National Book Network in 2017 when the third party distributor was acquired by Ingram
David joined Lightning Source UK in June 2003 as Business Development Director and was also named Managing Director in December 2003. In 2006, he served in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Lightning Source Inc. and in 2008 he took on the additional role of President, Lightning Source Inc.
David has 35 years of experience in the UK and international book trades in a wide range of senior management positions including online bookselling, retail bookselling and library supply for both books and journals. He is a former Director of Blackwell’s international library supply business. He served on the Booksellers’ Association of the UK and Ireland’s Council for several years and is a former Chairman of the College and University Bookseller’s Group. He is a regular speaker at book trade conferences and has published a number of articles on the impact that new technologies are having on the book trade supply chain. He is a past Chair of the Book Society and a season ticket holder at Wolverhampton Wanderers.