Prior to joining the Hallé in August 2020, David was CEO and Artistic Director of the Britten Sinfonia from 1992 to 2020. In this role he led the orchestra to win three Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in 2006, 2008 and 2013.

David was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 and was the ABO/ Rhinegold Orchestra Manager of the Year in 2013. Prior to Britten Sinfonia, he spent four years as General Manager of National Youth Music Theatre and as Artistic Administrator at The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

He is a board member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Cambridge University Musical Society.

David was brought up in Ross-on-Wye, was a Hereford chorister and studied at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.