Chief Executive UHBFT
David qualified from University College of Medicine, Cardiff in 1987 and worked in general medicine and anaesthesia in South Wales before moving to London in 1993 as a research fellow in critical care. He subsequently added the post of Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at UCLH to his resumé, prior to his appointment to a Consultant post in Critical Care at University Hospitals Birmingham in 1996.
He was appointed as Specialty Lead for Critical Care in 1996; as Group Director responsible for Critical Care, Theatres, CSSD and Anaesthesia in 1999; and as Divisional Director responsible for ten clinical services in 2002.
David was seconded two days per week to the NHS' National Programme for IT in 2004 and appointed as Senior Responsible Owner for e-prescribing in November 2005-April 2007.
In December 2006, David was appointed as Executive Medical Director of UHB, with responsibilities including Executive Lead for IT. He has led the in-house development and implementation of advanced decision support systems into clinical practice across the organisation.
He took up the role of Deputy Chief Executive with responsibility for clinical quality at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) in November 2015, in addition to the Medical Director role at UHB, and was appointed as Executive Medical Director of HEFT in March 2016. When the two trusts merged in April 2018, David continued in his role as Executive Medical Director and also became the Deputy Chief Executive for the combined Trust.
David was appointed as Chief Executive of UHB on 1 September 2018.