David Strachan is founder, in 1988, and former MD of Tern Television Productions based in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Belfast. Tern makes programmes for BBC ONE, BBC TWO, BBC FOUR, BBC Scotland, BBC Northern Ireland, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV, Discovery and Sky, and its programmes sell to other channels all over the world. The company was bought by Zinc Media Group in 2017 and David now advises the group on strategy.
David represented Scottish producers on Pact, the independent producers’ trade association for nineteen years, and led its campaign for production do be devolved to outside London. He is a former governor of Robert Gordon University, an FRSA, an honorary graduate of Aberdeen University and a board member of Creative Scotland where he chairs Screen Scotland.