David has extensive experience of the Co-operative movement, the Third Sector and in championing the citizens voice. Trustee: Co-operative Foundation (2014-2016). Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008); Co-operative Group Main Board, its Specialist Board and the National Values and Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee (2015-2016); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014).
David trained as a Dorchester chef; Directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; Pioneered Community Law Centres, Home Care and Repair, Community based Housing Associations; local Co-op Development Agencies, multi purpose Social Co-operatives, the Welsh Food Alliance & Wales Progressive Co-operators. Currently, Deacon: Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff and Newport Credit Union Board Member.
David has a BSc (Economics), Cardiff; MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; PGCE (FE) Cardiff; Special Diploma in Social Sciences (Ruskin College) and Professional Food Management qualifications.