“In December 2012, out of the blue, David suffered a severe brain haemorrhage which left him in a minimally conscious state. While at Kings College Hospital, RHN & Fairlie House, he was cared for by his partner, family and friends and passed away in September 2017.
Looking back briefly at his life, David was part of the first intake at the then new Computer Science department at King’s in 1984. He joined Reuters in 1987 as a technical management graduate trainee and then moved into the news technology group. He became an expert on algorithms, many of which drive much of the firm’s online content today, categorising news stories to ensure the right content reached the right customers. As old editorial systems were succeeded by new technology, he played a key role in supporting new models. David was fascinated by the world of journalism, enjoying the tales of Fleet Street and history of Reuters, and his knowledge and interest was much valued by his editorial colleagues.
Outside of work, he had a love of travel, musical theatre, scrabble, bridge and the works of Dorothy Dunnett.”