David Phillips Presenting the Construction Machinery Forecast, David Phillips is an economics graduate from London University, David Phillips joined the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 1977 where he worked as a general industry analyst. Following a two year assignment in Saudi Arabia, he rejoined the EIU in 1981 with the formation of its specialist Off-Highway Research Division, becoming General Manager. In 1994 he led a Management Buy Out, and became the owner and Managing Director of the newly privatised Off-Highway Research. This management consultancy specialises in the research and analysis of the international construction equipment industry, and is now the largest of its kind in the world. Off-Highway Research has three research offices in London, Beijing and New Delhi, and representative offices in Tokyo and New York. Over the last 30 years, research has been conducted in over 50 countries for more than 750 clients, who are drawn from the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, component suppliers, distributors, financial institutions and government organisations. The majority of the research findings are published through a wide variety of subscription services and databases, full details of which can be found on www.offhighway.co.uk In June 2015, Off-Highway Research was acquired by KHL, the international media group. David Phillips will continue operating as Managing Director, and will continue to play a key role in the company’s future development.