Job: Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Hillingdon
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Department of Politics & Public Policy
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: 01895 250316
A graduate of Durham University, David Simmonds’ professional background is in financial services, where he worked for several high street banks after qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Insurers in 1997. Elected a councillor in 1998, he has served in hung and majority administrations as a committee chairman and Cabinet Member with responsibilities including planning, housing, social services, and education and children’s services. He is Vice Chairman of the National Employer’s Organisation for Schoolteachers and since 2010, an active member of the Committee of the Regions and Chairman of the European Federation of Education Employers. He is Treasurer of the Conservative Councillors Association, and serves as an associate non-executive director in his local NHS and as a magistrate in the London Borough of Brent.
BA Hons, University of Durham; Postgraduate Certificate, University of London
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