David has a portfolio of Non-Executive roles in food and science related businesses and organisations. These include Non-Executive Director of Boparan Holdings (2 Sisters Food Group), a multinational chilled food business, Non-Executive Chairman of Acoura Ltd and a Member of Council and Chair of Audit Committee of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
David is also Vice Chairman of the National Land Based College (UK), a visiting professor at the University of Reading Centre for Food Security, and a member of the industrial advisory board of the Roslin Institute. David was elected as President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in March 2017 and is a Fellow of the IFST and a Chartered Scientist.
Previous non-exec roles include Chairman of Red Tractor Farm Assurance, Chairman of the British Nutrition Foundation and non–exec director of the British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd.
Before developing this portfolio, David spent 26 years working for Marks & Spencer from where he retired as Technical Director in 2009. During his time at M&S he was instrumental in a number of nutrition, innovation and sustainability initiatives and was one of the co-authors of Plan A – the widely recognised industry leading eco plan.