After a full career in the Army Medical Services, David now serves the ex-service community as a member of the Yorkshire & Humber Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee, as a Trustee of the Hong Kong Locally Enlisted Personnel Trust and as medical adviser to the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.
He maintains links with the civilian medical community as a member of the Board and Chair of the Court of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
When not involved in the above, he keeps himself fit by walking his border collie and being a volunteer ranger on the North Yorkshire Moors.
David joined the RAMC while still a medical student and after a varied career he was appointed Director General Army Medical Services before retiring in 2003. During the intervening period he had the privilege of serving as Regimental Medical Officer with elements of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, becoming a Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in tropical dermatology. David finally moved into military medical administration as a Staff Officer.
David is married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren, and lives in Yorkshire.