David Williams is the Chairman of Geldards and has been with the firm since joining in 1989. David was pivotal to the firm’s expansion and success in England in the 90’s before taking on the role of Chairman.

David’s role is often to coordinate the supply of services to clients. Because of his background outside the law, he is well placed to understand a client’s needs and to ensure that our services are organised to meet them. He has a reputation for cutting through to the issues.

David continues to play a key role in both leading and participating in the day to day operations of some of the key departments within the firm, including the Private Client, Property and Public Sector teams. He remains the lead Partner for a number of the firm’s top clients, including Pendragon PLC and National Grid.

As part of his commitment to the success of the East Midlands region, he holds a number of non-executive and trustee positions; he is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Derbyshire, past Chairman of the Derby Nottingham Metro Growth Board, Deputy Chair of D2N2 LEP, a Director of Nottingham Regeneration Limited, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Arkwright Society, a former Director of Derby County Football Club and became Deputy Chairman of the Employment Policy Committee at Nottingham Trent University in August 2019 where he is on the Board of Governors.

Internationally, David has represented the region at MIPIM, the world’s leading property event, and has recently participated in trade delegations from the East Midlands to China to promote the region at a critical juncture for Britain’s future trading position.

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