David spent more than twenty years as a correspondent and presenter with BBC Television and is a former Executive Director of The Football Association (FA).
During his broadcasting career, doubling up as both a political and sports correspondent, he reported on General Elections and World Cups. David joined The FA in 1994 as its first Director of Public Affairs, and rose to become The FA's Executive Director with responsibility for international relations. He now travels widely, advising sporting organisations and others on communications and corporate governance. David broadcasts regularly on radio and television, and contributes to newspapers and magazines. His story "FA Confidential" became a best seller and he was awarded an OBE for services to sport in 2006.
David is a Sheffield graduate (BA Econ in Political Theory and Institutions, 1969). He also has a Certificate in Education from Oxford, 1970. He became a member of Council in 2011 and lives in the West Midlands.
After being BBC Television's Education Correspondent (1986 - 1989), David is passionate about education's capacity to change lives at home and abroad.
David became a member of Council in December 2011 and a Governor of the University of Birmingham School in 2017.