David Tuck, MVO
David was formerly Director of Research and a shareholder in Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia), which he joined in 2005, and where he played an important role in many complex regional projects, including engagements related to the casino gaming industry in Asia both for industry participants and regulatory agencies.
He has three decades of experience in investigations, corporate communications, government service and journalism, most of which time has been spent in Asia. Prior to Spectrum Asia, he worked in crisis communications for Weber Shandwick. He also spent four years as an Assistant Press Secretary at Buckingham Palace, and six years with the British Embassy in Thailand and Laos working on political, commercial and other matters. In Laos, he established the British Trade Office in 1995, the precursor to a full embassy. He first worked in Asia as a reporter for a local English language newspaper.
David reads and speaks Thai at an advanced level, and Lao to an intermediate level. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Mediaeval & Modern History from University College London, and studied Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.