David was born in the Fenwick Hospital, Lyndhurst, in 1956.
He is a life-long Totton resident, married with two grown-up children. David spent 25 years in the insurance industry, qualifying as a Chartered Insurer and working in a variety of roles including project management, accident investigation and managing a busy claims office. He currently works as an Occupation Therapy Technician at an NHS hospital.
David has considerable experience in local government, including over 20 years as a parish / town councillor, a New Forest District Councillor and has served as Hampshire County Councillor for Totton South and Marchwood since 2004. He is also a member of Hampshire Fire Authority and a Governor Member for Eling First School, Totton.
He lists his interests as ‘all things connected with the New Forest’.
He is a keen rambler, bird watcher (RSPB member), motorcyclist and he thinks, the only member of the NPA who has completed the New Forest Marathon!
National Park Authority Committees and Panels
Resources, Audit and Performance Committee (Chairman)
Involvement with external organisations (other than through Authority)
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority
New Forest District Council
Totton & Eling Town Council
Eling First School
Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
For information on this member’s declared financial and other interests, please click here.