David is a graduate of University College London and a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School (1987). He is the Managing Director of the Bristol Port Company and was the Non-Executive Chairman of MITIE Group plc from 2003-2008.
He is a Council member of the University of Bristol and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers.
He has been the Conservative Party's South West Regional Treasurer since 1999 and joined the Conservative Foundation's Board in February 2011.