David joined the Trust as a non-executive director in 2014. He developed a keen interest in healthcare through his wife Ellie Scrivens, a professor of health policy at Keele University and government healthcare advisor, who died in 2008.
He has also served as Chair of the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Strategic Partnership and served on the Board of the Burslem Regeneration Company.
David worked as an accountant for 18 years and has spent the past 25 years working as a non-executive chairman for a number of companies assisting in the development of their strategic policies.
Over the last decade he has been increasingly involved in the public sector, formulating and chairing the Stoke and Staffordshire Strategic Partnership, which was charged with bringing together the full range of public service providers, and the private and voluntary sectors across the sub-region and generating aspirational strategic longer term plans.
David is a qualified chartered accountant and has extensive experience as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of private sector companies in a variety of professions and industries, as well as a variety of strategic roles in the public sector.