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 Northfields. He takes a keen interest in the affairs of young people and what’s important to them, and particularly the young people for whom the Council is the legal guardian, so called Looked After Children.
David is chair of the board of a start-up charitable social enterprise, Cultivate 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.