David is an experienced leader who has worked in the NHS and not-for-profit sectors at Executive Board level for almost 20 years. He has led gtd healthcare since 2005 growing it from a local GP owned company to one of the largest not-for-profit business of its type in the north west. His work at gtd has had an emphasis on creating a values based healthcare organisation that has been recognised as Outstanding by the CQC for being "Well Led". This has been achieved through a continual commitment to the well-being and engagement of staff, patients and local communities. Previously, David has worked in Executive Director roles within commissioning, performance and service development, leading acute services reconfiguration and regional specialist services re-organisation.