Co-Opted Board Member
A Chartered Surveyor, David has taken many leading roles in the hospitality and care sectors over several decades, being responsible for acquisition and development roll outs for a number of hospitality led organisations, including GrandMet, Whitbread, and Bass. Over the last 20 years , David was part of the original UK team who established Sunrise Senior Living in the UK and Germany, and then launched Signature Senior Lifestyle as CEO; he has had wide experience of the difficulties of site acquisition, design, planning and development as well as operational responsibilities in the senior living sector. After 5 years as Property & Business Development Director for Audley Retirement, developing & operating retirement with care communities, David joined the PegasusLife group to lead the creation of a new care home model called All of Us. Working with Dr. David Sheard of Dementia Care Matters, the learning of DCM was combined with an innovative approach to design, creating a unique care home model to provide outstanding care for older people.
Now part time, running his own consultancy business he has advised a number of senior living organisations in matters of development and operations, including private care home operators, land owners, The Royal Star & Garter Homes, The Goodman Group of America, Porthaven Care Homes & Pentland Homes.