David is a former Chief Executive of Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd, a post that he held from 1983 to 2016. The Association is the principal partner with which the Foundation has developed and delivered a range of housing solutions for people with disabilities.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute for Leadership and Management.

David has a strong commitment to the IiP approach, is a Board member of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations and he is past President of Holywood Chamber of Commerce.

David currently serves on the Living Options Panel of The Cedar Foundation.