David has worked for the Foundation for 13 years, with the last four as Chief Executive. Prior to this, David served as a soldier for 24 years, serving in Africa, Middle East, Far East, Caribbean and various parts of Europe. David has helped to pioneer Rank’s place-based programmes, leading the new strategy and exploring new opportunities for the Foundation. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, enjoys walking and wilderness trekking, and maintains a strong interest with several African charities. He is a member of the UK Foundation’s Forum, and a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.