David has wide experience of leadership at a local, national and regional level in care and health and wider public services in the UK. He has also spoken previously at international events.
David was the Director of Adult Social Care and Health for 14 years and the Deputy Chief Executive for 10 years with Nottinghamshire County Council.
He is a Past of the Association Directors of Adult Social Services in England and continues to act as an advisor to the government on social care and health reform. He was appointed by the Government in November 2017 to be an independent advisor on the Social Care Green Paper in England.
David took up the role of senior lead on all social care related matters in the NHS for the Covid-19 response from the end of March 2020. This involved working with the sector, NHS and government departments on policy and operational issues. In June 2020 he was appointed by the government to the role of Chair of the COVID – 19 Social Care Support Taskforce which completed its work at the end of August. He continued to work in Government to support the work on Social Care and the implementation of the Taskforce recommendations until the end of June 2021.
He was also the Independent Chair of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Health and Care System. David has led the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire System since the creation of STP’s in 2016. He is now a System Partnership Advisor for NHS England. He is also the Chair of the Board of TEC Quality a Community Interest Company whose role is to promote standards of quality and cost effectiveness of technology in health and social care across the UK. He is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) School for Social Care Research.
David was awarded a CBE in 2016 for services to adult social care and a Knighthood in the 2021 New Year’s Honours for services to health and social care integration.