Dave has enjoyed the water from a young age. He was lucky to have the encouragement and support through various organisations which allowed him, through activities such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, to experience our amazing, coast line, waterways and lakes.  

Through his involvement with South Shields Volunteer Lifeguards he has seen first-hand the amazing work the volunteers do and the difference they make to the lives of the club members, along with helping to make the water safe for all to experience. He wants to be part of an organisation which strives to give everyone that opportunity.

He is an experienced IT professional with 20 years’ experience of operating and managing IT, delivering large scale projects and transformation within IT infrastructure, data and analytics and digital transformation for large scale global enterprises.

Dave’s current day job is within a leading FMCG global brand, with previous roles in consultancy working across multiple sectors, including blue light, government, defence, investment and financial and retail.  A significant aspect of his current role involves supporting global brands, across 4 regions, through a transition from a product focused business to a consumer-focused organisation through digital and data transformation. 

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