David joined Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service in 1994, and has served in a number of positions across the service. In November 2018, David took on the role of Head of Service Delivery, and in this role he is responsible for Prevention, Protection, and operational Response.
Between April 2013 and July 2017 David was seconded to the Fire Strategy and Reform team in the Home Office which leads on the development and coordination of fire and rescue service policy across government. David was the lead fire adviser during development and delivery of the fire reform programme including the refreshed fire inspectorate.
In 2017 David joined HMICFRS as the Deputy Portfolio Director for the fire team, which developed the fire inspection programme, delivered the pilot inspections, and took part in the first tranche of inspections, before returning to Buckinghamshire in August 2018.