In November 2019, David was appointed as a security and counter terrorism subject matter expert to the Manchester Arena Inquiry into the 2017 terrorist suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.
David is currently a Principal Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, established by the Institute of Civil Engineers and CPNI. His area of expertise within the Register is that of Insider Threat.
David was admitted as a Chartered Security Professional to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals in 2013. The appointment was made by the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and the Security Institute.
David served as an external ‘Insider Threat Subject Matter Expert’ on the Airpol Insider Threat Group. He co-authored the Airpol ‘Insider Threat Mitigation Programme’ guidance document and Airpol Insider Threat Guidance Manual for deployment in the European aviation sector.
David has worked closely with the Interpol CBRNE Terrorism Prevention Unit, and in 2019 served as the course co-ordinator for an Interpol Insider Threat course held in Abu Dhabi, for the country’s law enforcement and government sectors.
Having worked closely with Glasgow Caledonian University and CPNI to develop an academically linked programme around Insider Risk, and inconsideration of his work over almost a decade with the University, David was appointed as an Honorary Professor with the University in 2017. He has had this appointment confirmed recently.