David joined the NHS in 1989 after working in manufacturing. He held several chief executive positions and served as the Director of the NHS Modernisation Agency from 2001 to 2004, where he focused on developing new practices and fostering leadership development across the NHS. He received a CBE for his contributions.
In 2010, David became the National NHS Quality Champion and later retired from the NHS in June 2019 after serving as the Chief Executive of AQuA. Additionally, he held various non-executive roles and served as a visiting Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund. David has particular interests in quality improvement, leadership development, co-production with the users of services and partnership working.