David had been Midlands Area representative on Heritage Trust Network national committee since 2008, before becoming Chair in 2009. He completed his five year term in 2014 and was then appointed Chair Emeritus.
His day job is as a Project Organiser working on a project-by-project basis for several Building Preservation Trusts and he also provides mentoring support, being a member of the Heritage Lottery Fund register of mentors, and consultancy support, being a member of the Locality consultancy Pool. Beginning with canal restoration schemes, then with regeneration schemes centred upon the repair and viable re-use of historic buildings, David’s passion for building conservation came about as a volunteer member of the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust.
Born into a traditional manufacturing family business in the Black Country, he has a particular interest in industrial heritage. David is a Chartered Director and has an honours degree in Business Studies from the University of Bradford.