After graduating with a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University, Dave spent the next 30 years working in the defense industry in a variety of roles, including large scale software development, consultancy, research and program management. A founder of an engineering consultancy subsequently sold to a multi-national he was then an independent technical consultant for a few years before a career switch to become a school bursar. Most recently he is working part time for a local youth focused charity providing finance & governance support. Outside of work he is a regular runner, walker and kayaker and is Treasurer of a number of local organisations. He is married to Julia with two grown up sons.