David has extensive leadership experience as both a chief executive and non-executive director in the public sector. He moved from Nottinghamshire to live and work in Suffolk in 1994 as chief executive of Suffolk Health Authority, a post he held until 2002. He was then chief executive of Thurrock Council for four years until 2006 followed by six and a half years as chief executive of Norfolk County Council. He retired in April 2013.
David is also chair of Colchester hospital’s Remuneration Committee, the Appointments and Performance Committee, the Council of Governors and its Standards Committee.