David was appointed as a non-executive director of Highways England in March 2015. He also chairs the Highways England’s Audit and Risk Committee. David was a non-executive director of the Highways Agency from 2009 and also chaired the Audit Committee. He has been a member of the Department for Transport Audit and Risk Committee since 2009.
A chartered accountant and a former senior partner with Arthur Andersen, David was formerly the client service and audit partner for a number of major engineering and construction companies. He is also a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Animal and Plant Health Agency and a member of the Audit Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to business.
Previous roles in government
- 2009 to 2015