Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board
David gained a first class degree in economics at Leicester University, before qualifying as a chartered accountant and chartered public accountant and then completing an MBA. As a senior manager at KPMG, David worked largely in health and education sectors but was attracted to the variety and challenges of a senior role within the NHS. He had experience in various Director of Finance roles in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire before moving to Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT where he was Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive.
David then joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2009 as Chief Finance Officer (now Birmingham & Women’s NHS Foundation Trust) with sites in Birmingham city centre – Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Edgbaston – Birmingham Women’s Hospital. He went on to become Deputy Chief Executive and took on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer on three separate occasions (most recently to cover for Sarah-Jane Marsh’s secondment to NHS Test and Trace during the height of the pandemic).
David undertook the role as an external Well-Lead advisor to CQC teams for three years whilst working at the Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
David is now the Chief Executive of Birmingham & Solihull Integrated Care Board and has been leading its establishment since April 2021.
He was awarded the NHS Finance Director of the Year in December 2011 by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has been chair of the Midlands HFMA.
David is the Chair of the NHS Supply Chain Regional Advisory Forum and a member of the NHS Supply Chain National Advisory Forum.
David also helped establish a social enterprise in Birmingham – the Health Exchange – that provides health promotion advice to disadvantaged and hard to reach communities. He is a Board Member and Chairs its Finance Committee.