David trained as a mechanical engineer with London Brick, and then moved into general management under Hanson. In his early career he worked in Iran and Swaziland, project managing the construction of new brick plants. David spent a short period with ARC in both concrete pipes and aggregates, before becoming MD of Desimpel in Belgium. He then moved back to the UK as MD of Hanson Brick, and then Hanson Building Products. Builders merchants formed a large proportion of his customer base and consequently he has a good knowledge of the sector. David retired from full time employment in 2009, but retains an involvement with the sector as Chairman of NBG.
“I enjoy being part of the judging panel for the awards as it allows us to celebrate success across all parts of our industry. I particularly enjoy reading about the achievements of the younger personnel, who are so important to our future and should be encouraged in any way we can”.