David Sidwick was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset in May 2021.
During his career within the pharmaceutical industry, David undertook many rewarding management and marketing roles, one of which was joining the UK Management Board for Parke-Davis as CNS Therapy Director (Marketing Director). Here, he was responsible for substantial budgets and members of staff and giving him a thorough grounding in strategy, communication and resource allocation.
Subsequently, David decided to set up his own business. For nearly two decades, STAC Consultancy facilitated the education of more than 17,500 secondary care consultants in areas such as chronic pain, epilepsy, dementia and multiple sclerosis.
Thus, David’s professional career has given him experience of both large multi-national organisations as well as the needs of a small, lean business.
He has also been the secretary of a foundation which awarded more than a quarter of a million pounds of grant funding to medical professionals. He was also a Non-Executive Director for a healthcare company and was instrumental in trebling their turnover.
For the past decade, he has been a governor at Bournemouth School and as Vice Chair/Chair, he led on ensuring the most local community focused and progressive admission policy in the UK which allowed the acquisition of the largest capital investment since the 1970s.