David worked in the motor industry for over 35 years, starting as an apprentice mechanical engineer and progressing to other roles which culminated in several senior executive positions with multinational companies.


Passionate about the power of learning David has worked in Further Education since 2010 and is the Executive Director of Strategic Growth and Partnerships at West Suffolk College. His role is to identify and cultivate partnerships with employers, stakeholders and the community, building strong relationships by working together to achieve short and long-term goals ultimately ensuring that all students are provided with the best tools and experiences to achieve their full potential and contribute to the region’s economy.


David has been the Vice Chair of Trustees of Meridian Trust (Multi Academy) since 2011 and was a governor of Swavesey Village College 2004-2014 where he held the role of Chair for 6 years.


He is also Chair of Gateway Qualifications an Awarding Organisation in the credit-based learning sector.


Outside of work David is a selector for the RFU, and has lived in the East of England for 34 years

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