David is an active member of the RSPB and a member of the national Inland Waterways Association. He is a non-pecuniary Director and Chair of the Board of “Restitute”, a company which advises and supports the families of young people who have been victims of serious physical and sexual crime.
Before becoming the press officer to a Member of Parliament and, prior to that, a policy advisor to the Suffolk Member of the European Parliament he was a business professional. He founded and managed a successful company which specialised in activity holidays in the UK and Europe. He spent several years serving as a councillor on Waveney District Council (now East Suffolk Council) which included being the elected Leader of the Opposition group and serving in its Cabinet.