David Reading OBE

Honorary President

David Reading OBE is a former journalist who co-founded the Anaphylaxis Campaign (now Anaphylaxis UK) after his 17-year-old daughter Sarah died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in October 1993.

David spent 34 years as a writer and editor with various publications across the UK, including a prominent food and drink journal. After the Anaphylaxis Campaign was founded in January 1994, he worked voluntarily for the organisation as its chairman, became part-time director in 1996, and became full-time director in the summer of 1999. He was awarded an OBE for his work in 2005.

David retired from full-time work with the Campaign at the end of 2009.