David Tasker

Chair of Trustees

Academic and Professional background

David is at heart a geographer, who worked in the Insurance industry for 40 years. During that time he held a variety of operational management roles, which saw him lead teams of up to 100 people. His working life reflects his geographic background as it took him to the East End of London, Kent, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, mid Wales, South West England and East Anglia and the home counties, as well as on one occasion a national role.

David comments, “As you can see, I’m not an osteopath – however, I have been treated for an old rugby injury by osteopaths for 40 years and readily espouse the benefits. I regard being entrusted with the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees as an honour and a responsibility that I will not take lightly.”

 

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements

  • BA (Hons) – University of Leicester
  • ACII – Chartered Insurer

 

Roles

  • Past President of the Mid Kent Insurance Institute
  • Council Member of the Insurance Institutes of Mid Kent and formerly of Cheltenham
  • Governor of Barnardos School in Southborough
  • Chair of Trustees at the European School of Osteopathy

 

Personal Interests

  • Foreign travel – particularly to Southern Africa
  • Coaching – particularly Rugby coaching
  • Mentoring younger people so that they can take advantage of the opportunities that life presents to them
  • Reading – I always have at least one book on the go at any time, along with periodicals and my reading appetite is very broad. There are so many perspectives of life and our world to be experienced, appreciated and understood
  • Music – again a very broad church