David was awarded an O.B.E in 2006 for services to the NHS, has held a number of very senior roles in the NHS including Chief Executive of East Kent University Hospitals NHS Trust between 1999 and 2006 and Chief Executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust between 2006 and 2011.
From 2011 to 2015 David was Chief-Tertiary Hospitals Group of the Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar. On return to the UK and retirement from full time Executive duties, David was appointed as a non-executive director of Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. David is a Trustee of Yoakley Care, a charity based in Margate, Kent, which manages alms houses and a care home.
Declared interests – A Director of Yoakley Care Share Ltd and Yoakley Care Trustee Ltd, a charitable company that manages almshouses and a care home. His daughter Emma is a Senior Manager at PWC Consulting which sometimes works with the public sector. His son Robert is a Recruitment Manager with Salary Finance, a company that works with some NHS organisations.