David Wilson (Leicester)
"David Wilson was educated at Ashby Boys Grammar School, Leicestershire, and spent his career in the building industry where he created Wilson Bowden plc, of which he was the Chief Executive... The plc business was later sold to Barratt Developments plc in March 2007... In July 1995 David Wilson set up The David Wilson Foundation, which he personally funded. The Foundation has supported many organisations, details of some of whom can be found on this website.
"David is a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire, President of Leicestershire Cricket Club, a Patron of the Heart of the National Forest Foundation, a member of the College of benefactors of Nottingham University, a former trustee of Oakham School, President of the Leicestershire Agricultural Society, and former Chairman of the Leicestershire Business Awards. David was made a Doctor of Laws from the University of Leicester in 2004. In 2007 he won the Property Week Midlands Personality of the Year Award." 
- Patron, STRIDE
Resources and articles
- David Wilson Foundation History, organizational web page, accessed May 20, 2013.