David John Day
Where did you grow up?
In various places as my dad was in the Royal Navy, so we lived in Kent, Devon and Malta.
First Class Honours in Engineering from Oxford Brookes, (which was Oxford Poly at the time!)
Few details about your career/professional life:
After serving in the Royal Navy, I pursued a career in electronics, software and IT, culminating in being the Chief Technology Officer of a Cambridge software company called Zeus Technology.
What are you most looking forward to about being the Chair of Governors at King’s Ely?
Getting to meet more members of the wonderful King’s Ely community, and helping to shape the future of the school.
Hobbies/interests outside of school:
Playing guitar, photography, volunteering with the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, and conservation on board HMS Belfast. Oh, and bread baking.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An engineer in the Royal Navy, predictably!
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To bake the perfect sourdough, every time.
What was the last book you read?
‘Airhead’, by Emily Maitlis.
What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?
Well the last karaoke I sang was ‘The Boxer’ by Simon & Garfunkel. I’d rather grab a guitar and have a sing-song though, anything from Rolling Stones, Dire Straits through to the Coral and Stereophonics, with a sprinkling of blues in between.
What is your favourite film?
‘The English Patient’. No question. The book is wonderful as well.
Do you have any phobias or fears?
Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:
Pizza oven, ingredients for pizza (including matches!), and an acoustic guitar.