David Riley CV

Hosting a live debate at Channel 4



  • Hundreds of corporate videos including Ford, Mercedes,  IBM, Boots, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Toyota etc.
  • BBC – presenter of ‘Look Ahead’ 60 part language programme.
  • Conferences, product launches, Q&A sessions, for BT, Glaxo, Vauxhall, Microsoft, Scottish Amicable, NaCTSo, NEC, Standard Life, and many others.
  • Einstein – newsreader and interviewer for CPD at Channel 4.
  • High profile interviews with Lord Puttnam (UNICEF), Klaus Schwab (World Economic Forum), Ben Verwaayen (former CEO of BT),  Roger Bootle   (Capital Economics),  Richard Harvey (former CEO of Aviva).


Magazine programme for NTLWorld


  • Animation – Aardman
  • TV campaigns – Halfords, Wash n’ Go, Walls Viennetta, Cellnet, Office World, American Express.
  • Radio commercials – voiceover for Classic FM, Capital, and local radio.
  • Corporate documentaries and online training material.
  • Audio books – narrator on children’s books by Dick King-Smith
  • TV trailers – voiceover for LWT, Sky, BBC.
  • TV documentaries – narrator of over 60 episodes for National Geographic, and over 100 programmes for the History Channel.
  • Podcasts –  interviewer on Aviva Live Radio, and Deloitte Quarterly Economic Review


Business News

Business News

  • UK – Cadbury’s Fuse, Ibuleve, British Airways, Shell , Barclays, Eurotunnel, Walker’s Crisps, Sunday Express, British Gas, Hedex, Radion, Cathay Pacific, Crosse & Blackwell, Swinton Insurance, Britannia Building Society.
  • Germany – Ajax, Jakob’s coffee.
  • Holland – Rabo bank.
  • Italy – Plasmon baby food.
  • Spain – VW Passat, Postalk.
  • Belgium – HSA .
  • Switzerland – McDonalds Happy Meal.


  • Theatre – leading roles at York, Sheffield,Worcester,Leicester Haymarket, Plymouth and Windsor Theatre Royal.
  • National Theatre – Schweyk in the Second World War (1983-4)
  • West End (Wyndham’s) – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (1984-6)dsc_0916
  • Television – Disraeli, Nancy Astor, General Hospital, Crisis, Call Me Mister, The Bill, Jonathan Creek.
  • Film – Apocalypse Watch.


1968 – 1971 BA (Hons) Economics, Durham University
1971 – 1972 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Leeds University
1972 – 1974 Teacher, Harrogate High School (economics and music)
1974 – 1975 Drama Diploma, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
1995 – 1998 Music Diploma

“A presenter who applies his mind to the job – invaluable in this day and age when just ‘speaking words’ is not enough to make a good programme.”

Chris Templeton – Senior Producer, Corporate Television Networks.