David joined John Laing in December 2014 as a non-executive director. He has spent his life working in the financial services sector predominantly in the investment management business. He joined Legal and General in 1988 and was made head of securities in 1989. In 1991, David was appointed to the group board as Group Director (Investments) responsible for the group’s investment operations. He retired from the business in 2002. During that time he also served as chairman of the Association of British Insurers’ Investment Committee. David has been a non-executive and senior independent director on a number of boards, including Land Securities, London Metal Exchange, Friends Provident and Xstrata.
Since 2003, David is a non-executive director of Brown Shipley, a wealth management business. He was appointed as a non-executive director of Hansteen Holdings plc in October 2015.