David first joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2009 as Chief Finance Officer. He went on to become Deputy Chief Executive and took on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer for both Trusts between October 2015 and April 2016 to cover Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Marsh while she was on maternity leave. In May 2020 David was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer and undertook that role for six months. David is now currently undertaking a secondment with Birmingham and Solihull ICS as the Programme Director to set up and oversee the establishment of the Integrated Care System for Birmingham and Solihull and will remain in post until a new ICS Chief Executive is appointed and is in post.
David gained a first class degree in economics at Leicester University, before qualifying as a chartered accountant and chartered public accountant, and completing an MBA at Warwick University. As a senior manager at KPMG, David worked largely in health and education sectors but was attracted to the variety and challenges of a senior role within the NHS. He had experience in various Director of Finance roles in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire before moving to Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT where he was Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive.
David also helped establish a social enterprise in Birmingham – the Health Exchange – that provides health promotion advice to disadvantaged and hard to reach communities. He is a Board Member and Chairs its Finance Committee. He was awarded the NHS Finance Director of the Year in December 2011 by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
David is the Chair of the NHS Midlands Procurement Board and a member of the national Procurement Customer Board. He is an active member of the HFMA and chairs the West Midlands Finance Staff Development Committee and West Midlands Procurement Staff Development Committee. He also undertakes the role of Senior Responsible Officer for the Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (BUMP).