David is a retired teacher who taught at Warsett School, Brotton, Yorks, Portway School, Shirehampton, and Clifton College.
He was born in Kirklevington, North Yorkshire and went to Yarm County then Eston Grammar schools followed by Teacher training, Shoreditch College, Englefield Green, Surrey.
He is a past president of the Portishead Rotary Club, and now Vice-President of Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club.
He is a Regional Liaison Officer for the Arkwright Scholarships Trust.
David's other interests include Model engineering and is a steam locomotive enthusiast.