David Bennett was the chief executive of Monitor.
From 1986 to 2004 Bennett was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where 'he focused on regulated, technology-intensive industries'.
In 2005 he was appointed non-political chief policy adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and head of policy directorate and the strategy unit in 10 Downing Street, but was replaced in 2007 when Gordon Brown took over.
In March 2010 he was appointed chief executive of Monitor, the 'sector regulator for health services in England and its job is to protect and promote the interests of patients'. The Guardian revealed, in February 2011, Bennett will be paid £57,000 for 2 days a week.
- Tamasin Cave, The privatising cabal at the heart of our NHS Spinwatch, 1 April 2015.