Business Engagement Executive - North Aberdeenshire
David was born in Taunton, Somerset. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a Degree in Tourism Studies in 1999 and from Leeds Met University with a Post Graduate Certificate in Destination Management in 2009.
Following a year long placement at Thorpe Park, David returned there after graduation for six years which included overseeing the operational opening of the world’s first ten looping roller coaster! David has worked as a Tourism Officer for the Somerset Tourism DMO, Sales & Marketing Manager at the West Somerset Steam Railway and General Manager of SeaQuarium in Weston-super-Mare and is the Chairman of the Cullen Tourist Initiative.
In summer 2015 David along with his fiancé and two daughters re-located from Somerset to realise a lifelong dream of living by the coast. Now living in Cullen, David spends his spare time with his two young daughters visiting the coast and enjoying his favourite passion of visiting theme parks. He is an amateur runner and has run the London Marathon twice and is currently attempting a 1000km running challenge.
David’s latest chapter in Tourism has begun working for VisitAberdeenshire and he is looking forward to working with the industry to make tourism in North Aberdeenshire a success.