David was born in Sunderland in 1967 and attended Southmoor Comprehensive School. On leaving school he joined Vaux Breweries and has been involved with the licence trade ever since. He is currently a self employed Stocktaker.
David and Marilyn have 4 granddaughters and a grandson of which they are immensely proud.
In his spare time he enjoys playing golf where he is a member of Houghton le Spring Golf Club. He has just retired from playing cricket after 40 years.
He was initiated into Sportsman’s Lodge on the 6th December 1991 and was very fortunate to be the lodge’s first candidate. He became Master in 2003 and was honoured by Province in 2010 being appointed Prov AGDC and in 2012 he was appointed Prov DGDC a position he held for 4 years. In 2016 he was appointed acting GStB in the United Grand Lodge of England.
In Chapter David was exalted into Williamson Royal Arch Chapter in 1993. He became First Principal in 2013 and is a founder member of Sportsman’s Royal Arch Chapter. He was honoured by Province in 2016 being appointed Prov DGDC a position he still holds.
In the Mark David was advanced into Union Lodge of Mark Master Masons by John Lowery and seconded by Jim Alderson on the 25th February 1993. He became Master in 2000 and received honours in 2004 PPrGSD. In 2014 he was promoted to acting GSW and was appointed AGSec. in December 2016.
David was elevated into Bede Royal Ark Mariners No.605 on the 28th February 2012 and is currently Worshipful Commander.