David has been a life long co-operative activist. Recent experience includes: Co-operative Foundation Trustee (2014-2016); Co-operative Group Main Board, its Specialist Board & National Values & Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee (2015-2016); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014). Public service includes: Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008)
David directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; and pioneered Community Law Centres, Home Care and Repair, Community Housing Associations; local Co-op Development Agencies, multi purpose Social Care Co-operatives, Welsh Food Alliance & Wales Progressive Co-operators. Currently, Deacon at Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff; Board Member, Newport Credit Union; Robert Owen Memorial Museum Trustee.
David has a MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; PGCE (FE) Cardiff; Special Diploma in Social Sciences (Ruskin College) and Professional Food & Management qualifications.