"David has spent most of his career in investment banking. He started out in the Civil Service, and then became Head of Corporate Finance for NatWest Markets. He then moved to Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he rose to become Vice Chairman. He is also a non-executive director of VT Group plc and Wessex Water Services Limited." 
"David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Wates Group in October 2012, David is Deputy Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership and chairs the Remuneration Committee. He also holds Non-Executive positions at The British Library and Wessex Water Services Limited, where he chairs the Audit Committee. Previously he held the post of Senior Independent Director of Gartmore Group Limited and a Non- Executive Director of VT Group plc. .. He previously spent ten years in the UK civil service, including two years as private secretary to the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher."