David joined MHM as a trustee in October 2015 and became Chair of the Audit Committee in April 2016 which involves overseeing the financial governance and internal controls framework at MHM. The Audit Committee reports into the main Board of Trustees.

David is a qualified chartered accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having obtained a BSc honours degree in Business Finance and Economics from the University of East Anglia.  David has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial finance and has significant board and audit committee experience developed in a number of sectors.  In 2016, David took up the role of CFO at Smart DCC, the organisation tasked by Government to manage the rollout of 53 million smart meters for gas and electricity consumers, in 30 million homes in Great Britain. Previously, David held senior finance roles at Viapath, Eurostar, BSkyB and PwC.

I’m always in awe of the work that MHM's people carry out and their passion and dedication is incredibly inspiring. Mental Health is a very important subject for us as a country and I’m lucky to be part of the charity. Hopefully, I can bring my many years of corporate experience to the charity to ensure that we have strong governance and controls, whilst letting the fantastic management team deliver to a really high standard.”

David is married with three young children and so family takes up most of his spare time! However, when time allows, he is a keen sportsman and enjoys cricket, football, skiing, running and cycling. He has also participated in a number of ‘Tough Mudder’ events over the last few years.