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Introducing David Jackson non-executive director

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We're thrilled to welcome David Jackson to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust as our newest non-executive director.

David brings a wealth of experience and a passion for making CDDFT the best it can be for both patients and staff.

Originally from Bradford, David's journey began with a four-year apprenticeship in engineering after leaving school at 15.

But his thirst for new experiences led him into retail management and later into the world of newspapers, where he held senior roles across the North West and North East.

In 1986, David put down roots in Durham and became involved with the David Hall Partnership, supporting unemployed individuals to become self-employed-a deeply rewarding experience that eventually led him to become managing director, overseeing substantial growth.

From there, David's career took him to A4E, where he played a key role in building an international organisation with a turnover of half a billion pounds.

After running his own consultancy, he shifted his focus to volunteering, serving as a Trustee for various charities and becoming an active member of Rotary Durham.

Now, as a non-executive director at CDDFT, David chairs the Trust Board Audit Committee, leads on security and business continuity planning, and serves as a workforce wellbeing guardian.

His goal? To bring a perspective that encourages looking beyond our organisation and to showcase the vast career opportunities the NHS offers.

Welcome aboard, David!


'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital