David has lived in Northfields for over 30 years, the area he represents on Ealing Council. He is a governor for Fielding Primary School in his ward. He is a trustee of Cultivate London which is an innovative horticultural and landscaping Social Enterprise based across West London. Cultivate London grows and then sells food and plants using derelict land, which gives young unemployed the chance to experience work, with some of them becoming apprentices.
David has volunteered many times in Rwanda and Burundi, two of the poorest countries in Africa. He is a founder trustee of a British based charity to support an orphanage in Burundi.