With previous experience of working with CCGs in Newcastle, Gateshead, County Durham and Darlington, David has been involved with the NHS in both clinical and strategic roles as a commissioner and provider. He has lived locally all his life and has extensive management experience including in hospitals and commissioning. He started his career in 1982 at Sunderland Royal Infirmary and joined the CCG as chief officer in 2012.
David chairs the Sunderland A&E Delivery Board and Sunderland’s Children’s Strategic Partnership, is vice chair of the Sunderland Safeguarding Children’s Board and a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board and Sunderland Partnership. On a wider footprint he chairs the CNE Armed Forces Network and the Estates strategy group and is a member of the Workforce Strategy Group.