David represents the Shipley/Baildon area as a public governor.  He is currently the vice-chair of governors and in his second period of governor service, having been an inaugural governor in 2004 when Bradford Teaching Hospitals were first granted foundation trust status.

He has been a volunteer with the Trust for approximately 15 years, and also serves on three groups within the Trust as a patient representative – the Patient Quality and Safety Panel, the Bradford Innovations Group, and the Academic Unit Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Group.