David is a long standing supporter of Friends of the Lake District, having been a member for over 30 years.

David is a Chartered Surveyor by profession but also has a wealth of experience working with charities, especially in a fundraising capacity, raising £11.4 million in total. David is also Chairman of a local environmental charity.

David is a keen walker, having first gained his love of the outdoors as a young Boy Scout in the Lake District. He also enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors.