Raised in rural Lincolnshire. David worked in London and Birmingham before moving with his family to Somerset in 1992. In business David has a wide range of operational experience including manufacturing, Children’s Homes and Older People care. Most recently has been Director of HR for a large South West employer operating across 43 sites.
In addition to his first degree, David is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warwick University.
Before becoming Leader of the County Council in May 2017 David served two years as Chairman of and a further two years as Cabinet Member.
David, who is married with two grown up children enjoys all aspects of history, sport and politics. He is well known locally for commentating large public events.