David was elected to the Board by Members at our 2017 AGM. He was appointed Vice-Chair in October 2019

David currently works for Natural England as Team Leader for their Resilient Landscapes and Seas Team, which is part of the National Strategy Implementation Directorate.

He has worked in nature conservation for 21 years; since he graduated from Writtle College with a BSc in Rural Resource Management.

David was Lead Advisor on landscape scale delivery and partnerships with specific responsibility for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for a number of years and knows the Islands and the Trust itself very well.

He lives with his family near Exeter and has been a Trustee of the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust since 2010, being actively involved in strategic planning and financial and risk management of the charity.

Favourite Scilly place: Beady Pool, St Agnes

Animal I would most like to see in the wild: Red Panda (or any species that  I have helped which includes Beavers, Wolves, Bears, Shearwaters and Dormice)