David began his career with Royal Insurance in 1972 and joined Ian F Micklethwaite Ltd (now IFM) in January 1986. David spent over 12 years as the MD of IFM, is a Chartered Insurance Broker, ACII qualified and was President of Sheffield Insurance Institute in 2004.

David was born in Glasgow and has lived in Sheffield since 1975. He has a son and a daughter and welcomed his first grandchild in 2018.

Outside of work David enjoys many sports, although just watching now. David played football & squash for many years & went winter skiing for 10 years. He also enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, walking and has a strong tendency for a good red wine.