David has spent the last 20+ years working in senior finance and commissioning roles in the health and social care sector, mostly in Somerset. An experienced finance director and health care commissioner he has developed and delivered a range of strategies to improve services, premises, use of IT systems and organisational finances.
Most recently David has worked as the Finance Director of Freeways and Freeways Trust- Bristol based charities supporting adults with a learning disability. He developed a financial strategy to strengthen their reserves, provided financial modelling for the development of a strategic estate plan, led the development of a digital strategy and the procurement of a digital care records and staff rostering system.
He was the Managing Director leading the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group from 2012 to 2017. The CCG was an early advocate of integrated care systems working with local GPs, the County Council, and providers to better join up services.
As Director of Primary Care Development at Somerset Primary Care Trust he developed the primary care premises programme to fund many new and improved GP surgeries across the county. He also worked closely with WyvernHealth.com, the countywide practice based commissioning group, to reduce the growth in emergency hospital admissions through developing alternative community based services. While Director of Finance at Somerset Coast Primary Care Trust he oversaw the initial business cases for new community hospitals at Minehead and Bridgwater. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in Nottingham moving to Taunton in 1992 to work as Assistant Director of Finance at Musgrove Park Hospital.
David joined St Margaret’s in March 2022. He lives in Taunton and enjoys spending his leisure time with his family, walking, being part of a local church and watching sport.