David was born in Bury, north of Manchester, and has lived most of his life in and around Greater Manchester. He attended Sheffield Polytechnic gaining qualifications in Computer Studies and Information Management. David didn’t pursue a career in IT but chose instead to work in the voluntary sector as a finance officer or manager.
David is married to Kate, and they have one daughter, Libby.
David is very keen on photography - a hobby he pursued as a teenager, gave up in his early twenties and has taken up again over the past three years. Being colour blind, he is particularly interested in black and white work.