David Bird is the Head of Santander’s Corporate & Commercial Banking team for the South West, helping people and businesses realise their ambitions.
His 30 years in banking has covered a variety of roles across the UK, including lengthy spells in credit, commercial and corporate banking.
David has spent the last 15 years in the Exeter area. Currently he is joint Chairman of Devon Wooden Spoon, as well as a coach for an Exeter youth rugby team, a role that he has enjoyed for the past 10 years. He is a Statutory Board Member for Devon and Cornwall Business Council, which works to improve the economic competitiveness of the region.
David said “When I first heard about The Exeter Foundation and what it stood for I was really keen to be involved. The team led by Tony is incredibly committed and I know we are making a real difference to our local community. Some of the people and causes we come into contact with and support make you feel incredibly humble. It is a real privilege to play a part in helping the future prosperity of the greater Exeter area.”