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David Brooks - Board Member

Outlines the professional history of our board members and gives details of any business interests they may have in order to ensure transparency.
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Dave holds a number of non-executive roles in both the private and public sector. Dave holds the following roles:

  • Chairman of Publica Group Ltd - an organisation created and owned by four district councils to deliver their statutory services
  • Board member at Futures Housing Group - a housing association based around the East & South Midlands
  • Non-Executive Director at VIP Group Ltd - distributors of technology hardware products
  • Board Member at North Hampshire Urgent Care - an organisation responsible for managing the Out of Hours GP / 111 service for four Clinical Commissioning Groups across North Hampshire and the Surrey borders, as well as some mental health out-patient services in North Hampshire 
  • An investor in a number of small businesses

He has approaching 30 years’ experience in the food industry with Brake, Memory Lane Cakes, as CEO of Finsbury Food Group plc from 2002 to 2008, and various non-executive and advisory roles since 2008.
Dave was also CEO of Sussex Cricket for four years to 2012, a sport which remains his greatest passion.

Organisations, clubs or bodies 

Membership of public bodies, trusteeship of a charity or other public or private trust, or membership, role or affiliation to clubs or organisations.

  • Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Foundation (Vice President)
  • Cookham Dean Cricket Club (local village club)
  • National Trust


Any shareholdings other than those held by a unit trust or similar arrangements where the Board member has no influence on the management of the shares.

  • Finsbury Food Group plc
  • Standard Life plc