Dave joined the Trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director in November 2021.
Dave was a founder and today he is the Chief Executive of the Warrington Disability Partnership, an internationally recognised user led charity. Dave is also the founder and Event Co-ordinator of Disability Awareness Day, an annual event launched in 1992 and now run in 13 countries. DAD is recognised as the world’s largest voluntary led disability exhibition.
In 2015 he retired from a 20-year career in the NHS, spending most of his career in governance, nursing and quality, working closely with external regulators, commissioners, managers, staff and patients. The last 10 years of his career he was the Assistant Director of Inclusion & Partnerships.
Regionally Dave chaired the NHS North West Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum. Nationally and Internationally he has chaired and presented at conferences on disability, independent living and equality, diversity and inclusion. He has presented lectures and training to over 60,000 staff from statutory, private and 3rd sector.
He has been a full-time wheelchair user since 1989, which was as a result of a spinal cord injury and a survivor of cancer since 1999. He has a unique understanding of health care services from three perspectives, patient, senior management and now as a service provider.
Dave was born in Warrington, he is married with two children, and lives in Old Hall.