David is a member of the governing body of Queen Mary University of London, where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. 

He is chairman of Paradigm Trust, an academy trust responsible for three schools in deprived areas of East London and three schools in Ipswich.

David is a director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, where he chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

In July 2017, David became a Vice Chair of United Response and Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. He has also worked with a number of small charities through Pilotlight.