Retired. Previously – Strategic Commissioning Manager at Durham County Council Adult Services, responsible for Mental Health, Learning Disability, Autism and Prison social care services.
Before retiring Dave worked as a Strategic Commissioning Manager with Durham County Council Adult Services, responsible for Mental Health, Learning Disability, Autism and Prison social care services, having previously worked for 20 years in Children’s Services in a range of roles as a social worker and manager.
Dave is a life-long Leeds Utd supporter and loves both rugby league and rugby union, played and now watch both codes. He is also a keen cyclist and has been lucky enough to cycle in many countries around the world, having organised many trips away with friends.
Dave is a serious runner and a very active member of Elvet Striders for all of its 30 years, so has experienced the trials and tribulations of volunteering in sport from a number of perspectives, including as captain, chairperson and social secretary.
Dave’s aspiration for CDS is for sustained success, as evidenced by the increased involvement of people from all backgrounds in an increasing number of sports and physical activities.