A mental health nurse by training, David brings with him the benefits of more than 35 years of experience in the health and social care sector. Prior to joining Vanguard, David was CEO at Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK’s largest operators of specialist mental health services.

He has also chaired Choice Care Group, Lighthouse Healthcare and Glenside Care Group. He was CEO of Castlebeck between 2003 and 2007. He has served on the Board of Frosunda, a specialist Swedish care operator, and has acted as an advisor to a wide range of healthcare organisations, including Advent International.

David understands the complexities of regulated healthcare operations, customer expectations, and the need to innovate and develop products to help progress the market. Combining this knowledge with his significant experience of successfully leading and growing healthcare organisations, he is well placed to lead Vanguard Healthcare Solutions in its UK and increasingly international operations.