David has been the Director of Social Services/ Director of Adult Social Care in Nottinghamshire since 2005.
During David’s time as Director the Adult Social Care Department has one of the best performing authorities in the country with a number of services and initiatives recognised for their innovation and excellence. These include the national Audit Office report on support available to adults with Asperger’s and the development of micro providers to provide adult social care.
David has overseen the successful introduction of personal budgets to all service users in receipt of community based services. The County Council is one of the top performing authorities in the country on provision of personal budgets and direct payments.
David also has responsibility for Public Health and the County Council Trading Standards, Community safety, the Registration service and Emergency Planning. He has been the Deputy Chief Executive since 2008.
David was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in June 2016 for services to adult social care.