David was educated at Bedford Modern School and Bradford University, gaining an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He joined London Brick Company as a Project Mechanical Engineer, spending time in Iran and Swaziland.

Transferred to factory/general management before serving as Managing Director of ARC Pipes, Desimpel Brick, Hanson Brick and finally Hanson Building Products, all Hanson companies. Retired from full time employment in 2009.

Married to Hilary, having met at university, with two children Hannah and John (who is a freeman of this company), who both live in Melbourne, Australia.

Keen cyclist, golfer and sea fisherman, owning a 23ft bespoke fishing boat.

Joined the Livery in 2004 and the Court in 2011. Currently serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee