Retired in 2016 having spent over 50 years in both Commercial and Not for Profit organisations with roles including nine years as Chief Executive of one of UK’s largest animal welfare charities, previously Chief Executive of a European hotel group and Finance Director of large international hotel group, both were listed on London Stock Exchange. 

David remains a Trustee of two animal welfare charities, a care and welfare charity and a pension scheme. Also sits on the Audit Committee of a world renowned Veterinary College and is Chair of Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce”.