David was elected as the Association Chairman in March 2017. He first became involved with the Association in 1999 and had his first experience of political campaigning in the 2001 General Election. He was elected as a councillor for Thames Ward in 2004 and has served on Reading Borough Council since then. He chairs the council's Audit & Governance Committee.
David works for a large firm of accountants and although based in Reading spends his time visiting their offices around southern England and south Wales. He lives with his wife, Alison and their three children in Reading. When not working or involved with political activities he is a keen oarsman and rows with Reading Rowing Club. He is also a skier, gardener and cook.