David Shaw CBE Expand David Shaw concluded his military career as the Major General commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 2012. He is co-founder of the veterans’ charity AF&V Launchpad Ltd and has been Chair of Trustees from 2013 to 2017; he resigned as a Trustee and became CEO in January 2017. He has a significant background in change management and public relations, and among other appointments, he was Director of the Army's Media and Communication. David was awarded the CBE in 2012 for services to the Army and was nominated as a Prime Minister's Point of Light in 2017. He is now a Director of Unicorn ARC Ltd and a Visiting Professor in Leadership and Communication at the Aberdeen Business School.