David Richardson brings a wealth of strategic partnership and NHS experience to Bradford Care Alliance. As a former senior police officer for over 30 years, David retired from West Yorkshire Police in 2004 and then acted as an advisor to Government Office for Yorkshire & Humberside, in connection with the improvement of performance, governance and the partnership working arrangements relating to community safety, crime, disorder, drugs and alcohol.
David also became the non-executive independent chair of Bradford and Airedale Community Solutions Ltd, which was created to improve healthcare facilities. In 2005, he became chairman of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a post he held for nine years.
David also chaired the Trust’s council of governors, which represents and listens to the views of 50,000 public and patient members including hospital staff and partner organisations.
Between 2005 and 2012, David was chief executive of Bradford Breakthrough Ltd, the senior business leaders’ networking and advocacy partnership. He is currently a director of the property business Martin & Co in Leeds.