CUTTY SARK 2SAIL Foundation Chairman
David is Chairman of the Maritime Heritage Trust and previously of Heritage Afloat, and Vice Chairman of the Cutty Sark Trust. He is Deputy President of the Transport Trust and a Committee Member of Europa Nostra Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee.
David is also Founder President of the European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways and the World Association of Tourist Trams and Trains. He served as Chairman of Heritage Railway Association until 1st June 2014, and is also Chairman of Great Central Railway Plc and Vice President of the West Somerset Railway and President of the North Norfolk Railway. His initial involvement with preserved railways was as legal advisor, since he is a solicitor.
David retired from practice at the end of Ferbuary 2013. He served for 32 years in the Territorial Army, ending up with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was decorated with the MBE by the Queen in 2003 for his services “to transport preservation in the UK and Europe”.