David comes from Wickham, Hampshire, attended a number of local schools and, following National Service in the RAF Fighter Command, studied History and Theology at the College of S. Mark and S. John, London University. He taught in secondary schools in Portchester and Bristol before becoming Senior Lecturer in Education at St John’s College, York, then Lecturer, Further Professional Education at Lancaster University, where he completed a doctorate, going on to be Deputy Principal at one of the Uk's first sixth form colleges.
A number of books – notably, 'Team Teaching' (Hodder & Stoughton), 'Linking Schools and Industry' and 'The Modular Curriculum' (Blackwell), and 'The Wealth of A Nation' (Nicholas Brearley) followed before he was head-hunted in 1988 to join the DTI with responsibility for business/education links within the 101 Uk universities.
During this time David was an Open University tutor in Educational Management, updated the 8000 word index for Whitaker’s Almanack, travelled widely as a consultant for the British Executive Services Overseas, became a professor at Moscow State Pedagogic University and established his own consultancy Education for Enterprise.
David celebrated his golden wedding anniversary in 2011 and lives with his wife, Ann, in Chichester. They have two children and two grandchildren. He runs a writers’ circle, 'Chorus Endings' being his first novel.