David E Huntley was born in London , England. After several years in the UK aerospace industry he moved to Africa in 1957 in technical management for a major British company. It was there in 1968 that he started a manufacturing company, and a trading company.
In 1978 Mr. Huntley sold his business interests and moved to the USA . He formed Huntley Associates (Dallas) Inc., in 1979 to conduct business as international corporate consultants.
David Huntley was a co-founder and a member of the original steering committee of the British-American Business Council of North Texas. He retired from the Board of Directors in 2001 after serving for 17 years since inception in 1984, serving in various capacities including Chairman of the Executive Committee, and as a past President of the organization. He has been awarded an Honorary Life membership to the organization and to its Board of Directors in recognition of his services to the promotion of British and American business interests in North Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth region in particular.
In 2005, Mr Huntley was honored with an appointment to the American Advisory Board of The Historical Royal Palaces (HRP) of the United Kingdom . He assisted the HRP in identifying American patrons willing to help the charity in its mission of the maintenance, care, conservation, and presentation to the public of the unoccupied royal palaces; HM Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace State Apartments, the Banqueting House at Whitehall and Kew Palace with Queen Charlotte's Cottage. Mr Huntley assisted in bringing the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to Dallas for a Gala Dinner on behalf of Historic Royal Palaces.
In March 2010 he was appointed a Director of Historic Royal Palaces, Inc., and he helped the organization to raise awareness of the charity in the United States through lectures and fund raising. He retired from the Board in December 2012, but remains an avid supporter.
It is this wealth of personal life experiences over three continents that now drives his urge to write the 'great novel'. His first attempt, the historical post WWII spy thriller, 'The Death Watch Beetle', is the beginning of what he hopes will be an improving and ongoing effort toward that end.
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