David Ashford Jones

Born in the Black Country in 1967 David now lives 40 minutes from central London.
A lifetime of wanting to understand the way things work, has lead David to gain a BSC Hons in Physiology & Pharmacology (Uni of Sheffield) and then an MBA (Uni of Warwick).

Following a successful 25 year career in the pharmaceutical industry where David held senior roles in training, sales and marketing in the UK and internationally, David set up his consultancy Sagio.

Diagnosed in 2010 with Parkinson’s David engaged with The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) and has become increasingly active as an advocate. David has contributed to Rallying to the Challenge for the last 4 years and has contribute to the publications resulting (listed below).

David is to become a trustee of CPT in October. Having grown up eating dinner every night off a shaking table due to his father’s Parkinson’s. David is motivated to change the choice of treatments he is faced with, due to the huge frustration that comes from the fact nothing really seems to have changed.

A proud father who’s daughter just aced her GCSE’s and a husband who “creates mess” for his wife Nyki. David fills his spare time with landscaping his garden. David has returned to playing golf and to cycling realising he gave them up too cheaply. Leaving only a return to skiing to go. Oscar the cockapoo completes his family and keeps David walking everyday Described by friends as his calling David is creating a pharmaceutical company. David’s time is currently spent seeking investment for a business model that will generate funds for research whilst balancing the need to pay the bills.