High Sheriff Warwickshire
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Current High Sheriff

David is a Midlander, born in Leicestershire, spent early working career in Yorkshire, Northumberland, London and Thailand before taking root in Warwickshire over 20 years ago.

Graduating in Medieval and Modern History from the University of Birmingham and although securing a commission with the Royal Navy, opted for a career in drink and licensed retail within one of the larger UK conglomerates of the time. Selling beer, running pub estates and finally wine and spirit distribution in Asia and Europe. A move to Coca-Cola, brought him to Warwickshire in 1999.

Headhunted into headhunting and worked with a small technology focused business building an international consumer industries practice before joining the board of a specialist hospitality recruiter. He joined Excelerate Resources Ltd. in Nottingham in 2004, acquiring the business and moving it to Warwick in 2005.

David is a trained career coach and an accredited associate with Pi Predictive Index, but most importantly, good at listening and making links between people.  It is that understanding of the power of connectivity that led him to enrol on a Common Purpose course in 2005 designed to bring leaders of public services, local industry and the charity sector after which, embracing their philosophy of leading beyond authority, her joined the governing body of a large secondary school, serving as Chair of Governors. He remains on the regional advisory board of Common Purpose, is on the SME Group of the LEP and is involved with local environmental groups.

David is married to Philippa and has three grown up children.