David has served in a number of roles at home and overseas, both with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and in the private sector.
Before taking his current post, David served as Head of European Security Policy in FCO London leading on NATO and EU defence policy. Previously, David was Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the British Embassy, Brussels, and Head of the Commercial Team at the Embassy in Buenos Aires. He has also held other posts in the FCO covering the Middle East and Latin America.
Prior to joining the FCO, David was a Chartered Surveyor where he worked for the UK’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey. He also held other private sector positions as a market research analyst, and previously as a surveyor in the upstream oil and gas industry.