David joined the Active Tameside team in July 2018 as Finance Director. David had been Finance Director at Carlisle Leisure Ltd from 2002 to 2014 and, after overseeing a merger with GLL, he became the GLL North Region Finance Director as well as Finance Director at North Country Leisure, until 2016.
David graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Hons in Commerce, in 1984 and embarked on a career at ICL and BT before completing his CIMA exams in 1988 and becoming Financial Controller and subsequently Finance Director at Faber Music Ltd in London, where he met his Cumbrian wife and decided to move back up North to Cockermouth. Along the way, David also played county league badminton and qualified as a Badminton Instructor.
David loves working in the sport and leisure sector and is pleased to be able to put his knowledge and experience to good use for the ukactive Outstanding Organisation of the Year for 2018.