David is a BAFTA and RTS-award winning multi-camera and single camera director/producer and format contributor, with over twenty years of experience. He has worked with BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, Disney, Sky One and Channel Four, and primarily works across Light Entertainment, Comedy and Music. He is also the Head of Television at the National Film and Television School where he supervises the two year full time MA course in Producing & Directing Television Entertainment.
David joined the BBC as a Trainee Assistant Producer in 1982 after two years working in documentaries as an assistant film editor. Prior to this he gained an MA in Film & TV Studies from the Royal College of Art, following a BA Honours degree in Sociology from Liverpool University. He began directing multi-camera studio programmes and outside broadcasts including a wide range of Arts & Entertainment programmes such as Riverside, Whistle Test, Wogan and Acting which he also co-produced with actress and writer Maria Aitken.
David also specialised in directing rock music - Pop Carnival, Sight and Sound in Concert and major rock events including Live Aid which won a BAFTA, The Prince’s Trust and The Free Nelson Mandela Concert, all from Wembley Stadium.
David went freelance in 1988 and continued to direct and produce a huge range of entertainment programmes in comedy, action adventure and music as well as documentary drama productions and two full length dramas.
In 2006 he joined the National Film & Television School as Head of Department. He continues to direct and recent credits include Style On Trial hosted by Stuart Maconie & Lauren Lavern and the World Cinema Awards 2011 hosted by Jonathan Ross.