David is a former senior civil servant. He has worked for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), including as Finance Director, and their Government departments, and has extensive knowledge of gambling policy and the National Lottery.
David has been a member of many Boards over a number of years and has undertaken a wide range of work on policy, finance and efficiency, and commercial and delivery.
Since stopping full time work, he has assisted the Gambling Commission as an independent member of the National Lottery Competition Committee, and is also deputy chair of the Advisory Committee on National Records and Archives, which works with The National Archives. He is Treasurer of a charity for veterans (Stoll), and an Oxford community arts charity (Arts at the Old Fire Station).
David holds a degree in History and French from Oxford, a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School, Harvard University, and an economics MSc from Birkbeck College, London. David took an accountancy qualification while a civil servant, although is no longer in practice.