David retired on 31/7/15 from almost 25 years of working in hospice and palliative care –locally, nationally and internationally. A graduate of York and Durham universities, David moved from Mathematics student to Episcopal Parish Priest to Course Director of St George’s College, Jerusalem. He founded the travel company “Wind, Sand & Stars” and was the founding Director of the McCabe Educational Trust, before joining St. Luke’s Hospice (Harrow & Brent) in 1991. David became the chief executive of Help the Hospices (now hospiceUK) in 1996 where he lead the organisation through a period of significant growth and change – in particular firmly positioning it as the leadership organisation for UK hospices and the national voice for hospice care. David led the development of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and he was the founder of ehospice. Since 'retiring' David has been working on a novel, giving lectures and doing some coaching. He is also making the most of having more time to spend with family, friends and local community.