David has lived on the outskirts of Retford for nearly 30 years and his children were educated at Ordsall Hall, a forerunner of Retford Oaks Academy. His business career has encompassed supply chain and general management, and he has also run a small consultancy for a number of years while teaching part-time on a masters course.

In addition to his interests in education, David is passionate about the natural world and is also a trustee of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Furthermore, David’s voluntary sector involvement extends to mentoring work with the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Scheme.