Independent Board Member
David was appointed to the Board of CCW as Chair of the Western region in 2015, and became an Independent Board member in 2020.
David holds a number of senior board positions in regulatory, professional and NHS organisations. He was a Member of Parliament from 1997 until stepping in 2015, serving as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from 2010 to 2012 and as Minister for Farming and Food from 2012 to 2013. A qualified optician by profession, prior to his election to parliament David held a number of senior roles in local government and policing at national level, and served on the Audit Commission from 1994 to 1997. In 2015 he was appointed to the Privy Council.
David is paid £11,718 a year for a three days a month. His appointment runs until 28 February 2021.