David was the Director of Adult Social Care and Health for 14 years and the Deputy Chief Executive for Nottinghamshire County Council. He was the Chair of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated health and Care System between 2016 and 2021. In 2017, he was appointed as an independent advisor to the Government on the Social Care Green Paper in England. David took up the role of senior lead on all social care related matters in the NHS for the Covid-19 response from the end of March 2020 and then in June 2020 was asked to lead the Government Taskforce on COVID 19 in the social care sector. In January and February of 2022, he Chaired another Government Taskforce on the delivery and take up of vaccine boosters in social care. David is a System Partnership Advisor on the integration of health and social care for NHS England. He was the Co- Chair of a Commission on the future of housing with care and support conducted by SCIE. The report was published in November 2021. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Board for the social care research programme in England.
David is the Chair of TEC Quality, the sister organisation to TSA, that has the only externally validated Quality Service Framework in the UK for Technology Enabled Care. He is passionate about choice and control for people who need social care and health and the quality and effectiveness of services.
David was awarded a CBE in 2016 for services to adult social care and a Knighthood in the 2021 New Year’s Honours for services to health and social care integration.