David’s pathway to become a Freemason saw him initiated into Apollo University Lodge in Oxford in 1997, David went through the chair of the Middlesex Lodge no 143 and was appointed Metropolitan Grand Steward in 2011. He is a member of Provincial Lodges in Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire as well as the Metropolitan Grand Lodge.


He was appointed Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2014 and promoted to Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2016.

David was later appointed to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of United Grand Lodge of England in September 2017, and invested as Grand Secretary in April 2018.

David has never shied away from his determination to change the public perception of Freemasonry and has been interviewed by countless media outlets over the course of the last year. The coverage can be viewed here.