David is a highly experienced strategic leader in the public and third sectors, driven in supporting organisations and partnerships to deliver lasting public value. He supports organisations to successfully navigate complexity and risk by better understanding the challenges they face, and the alternatives open to them.
David has particular experience in major change programmes. He works to identify, plan, appraise, implement and monitor change based on the real-world application of evidence and theory, and uses his practical experience to extend the evidence base, relishing the intellectual challenges associated with strategic change.
As a supportive and facilitative leader, he is committed to collaboration above competition, and (as a trained teacher) to nurturing skills through knowledge-sharing, training and mentoring.
David combines calm clarity of thought with a simple clarity of expression. He readily builds strong working relationships that are characterised by a high degree of trust in his skills, commitment, integrity and values.