Dave served in the Metropolitan Police Force and was recognised for his leadership in dealing with some of London's most serious disturbances in the 1980s and early 90s.

Among his diverse roles, he was trained by the Home Office in the national selection and coaching of high potential personnel. He was also a visiting lecturer for senior police and army personnel attending the Foreign Officer's overseas command course across the globe.

On retiring in 1996, Dave co-founded a consultancy that specialised in leadership and teamwork. He has worked with organisations such Asda, Arthur Anderson, BT and British Aerospace, offering his experience from the police force in building and managing coherent, high-performing teams.

Dave has been a mentor to 2nd Chance since 2010. He became Chairman in 2013 and a Non-Executive Director in 2015.