David is a retired architect and former partner of Feilden and Mawson. He chaired the judging panels for the Norwich Society Design Awards and the Norfolk Association of Architects Craftsmanship Awards for a number of years. He was chair of the Norwich Society Planning Appraisal Committee for four years and a Council member of the NAA for seven years. He has worked in the public and private sectors and spent twenty years designing and managing contracts for medical research laboratories in Cambridge and London. Currently, he is chair of the Trustees of the Charing Cross Centre in Norwich.