Sir David has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 22 years, serving at Salford Royal for 16 years. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital.
He was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honors for his services to Healthcare.
He was founder chair of AQuA, NHS Quest and most recently, Haelo: each of which support organisations in their improvement activities. He established NWeHealth and currently services on the national review group advising the Secretary of State on IT and digital developments. He is Vice Chair of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network – with the twin purpose of improving population health and creating a new relationship with industry across Greater Manchester. He is a Governor of the Health Foundation.