David has held senior executive and board level roles in the financial services industry for over forty years, and has also helped start several new businesses. He has also been a Senior Advisor to the Financial Conduct Authority advising them on policy and supervisory issues relating to consumer protection in financial services. He is currently, Chairman of ClearBank and a non-executive director for Lowell Group and for Small World Financial Group. Having been born and raised in Kent, David has strong connections with the country which drives his commitment to helping its young people to develop their skills and their life opportunities.