Professional Training and Career

David qualified in 2001 and served as House Surgeon to Prof. Michael Horrocks at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. Moving to Nottingham via Gloucester and Australia, he was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005 whilst working as a Senior House Officer in General Medicine. He took up a fellowship in Cardiology in order to gain experience in Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography before commencing Specialist Registrar training in Acute Internal Medicine at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

David gained a Masters Degree in Medical Education during a two year Out of Programme secondment to the University of Nottingham, where he taught the undergraduate internal medicine programme and authored and standard set the medical finals papers for 2008-2009. He was appointed Consultant Physician in Acute Internal Medicine at the Royal Derby Hospital in October 2011. He moved to Peterborough in September 2015 as Deputy Clinical Director for Medicine and was appointed Clinical Director for Emergency and Acute Medicine in December 2015.

In September 2017, David left full-time medical employment to take up the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) – signalling a move to a more outward-looking and proactive organisation. Formed in 1717, UGLE is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (plus a number of Districts and groups overseas), and has a membership of over 200,000.

Since being appointed, David has worked tirelessly to create a positive work environment, where staff enjoy coming into work. As a result, UGLE was proud to be awarded Investors in People, standard accreditation. David has also been named as a finalist in the Leader of the Year category at the Investors in People Awards 2020