David joined TfL in Aug 04 as Chief of Staff to the then MD of Surface Transport, Peter Hendy. In 2006, he was appointed as Head of TfL Investment Programme Oversight, responsible for providing assurance to the Commissioner and Board in respect of TfL’s Investment Programme delivery.
From 2008 to 2013, David headed up the Crossrail Joint Sponsor Team on behalf of the two Crossrail sponsors, DfT and TfL. In April 2013, he was appointed as Director of Major Programme Sponsorship for London Underground & London Rail, fulfilling the sponsor role for all major Rail and Underground capital programmes, including all line upgrades, major station works and the Northern line extension. David remains a member of the Crossrail Sponsor Board.
Prior to TfL, David spent four years with Deloitte Consulting, working on a number of major projects for both public and private sectors clients, preceded by six years with the Ministry of Defence and NATO working on the development and implementation of UK and NATO defence policy on a wide range of strategic, procurement and programme management issues.