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Appointed January 2014.
David joined the RAF in 1982 and held early roles as an Engineering Officer. He served in the UK, the Middle East and Sierra Leone.
After completing his MA in Defence Studies, David led the formulation and development of RAF engineering strategy and policy, including Quality Management.
In 2004, David was appointed to RAF Odiham as Officer Commanding Forward Support Wing. Two years later, David moved to HQ Strike Command where he was responsible for the procurement of technical accommodation, upgrade of runways and aircraft operating services, security systems, domestic accommodation, upgrade of electrical, water and drainage systems for a major upgrade to a front line flying station.
In 2007 he joined the RNLI as Engineering and Supply Director. Reporting to the CE and Trustee Board, David was a member of the Executive Team and led the technical department of over 400 personnel dispersed throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.