David joined Cordwalles after spending 18 years as Grounds Manager at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to this David worked as dairy farmer, mechanic and groundsman at the Scottsville racecourse. In their earlier years David and his wife Jane enjoyed many years of travel, working their way around the world. They settled in Pietermaritzburg and have a son Seeps who enjoyed his time at Cordwalles as a boarder master before moving to Cape Town. They also have an twelve year old foster daughter, Jodi. David enjoys watching sport, wildlife, hiking and spending time with his family.