David is Chairman of the Gregson Family Foundation; a Board Member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and of the Barclays Women’s Super League; a Trustee of Pro Bono Economics and Windsor Leadership Trust; an Advisor to the Sutton Trust (which seeks to improve social mobility through education), Phoenix Equity Partners, a leading UK private equity business, and The Productivity Institute; and a member of the Advisory Board of Alliance Manchester Business School.

Through his family foundation, David spends considerable time seeking to improve the opportunities for young children in modern Britain. David has co-founded the #BeeWell programme that seeks to improve the wellbeing of young people in every corner of England with a view to rebalancing the English education system by 2030.

Previously, David was a co-founder and Chairman of Phoenix. Over his career, he has been a director or chairman of 35 companies and charities. Most recently, David has been Chairman of the LTA, which is responsible for tennis in Britain; Chairman of CGL, the UK's largest social and health care charity; and a Director of LLDC, which is transforming East London following the 2012 Olympics.