David has been the Chair of Cycling UK, and has a long history of active involvement in charitable and public organisations. He has played various roles in the evolution of Be-Active, the transition of Public Health from the NHS to the Local Authority and the development of the Well Being Service. He brings proven experience of leading statutory, voluntary and community organisations through periods of complex change.
This includes working in the NHS over 10 years and chairing the South Birmingham Primary Care Trust; and the academic and governance evolution of what is now Birmingham City University over 36 years. He has also worked in smaller community organisations and a mid-sized national voluntary organisation. He led the modernisation of Cycling UK from a 138 year old “club” and company into a membership charity with an outward looking mission and commitment to good governance.
David brings a sound understanding of financial management from a governance perspective. He brings to TAWS a huge understanding of developing policy and strategy for organisations. This was what he used to teach and has devoted much of his life to. Public engagement and co-production has always been a key part of this.