David is an independent consultant with expertise in finance, service operations, public service markets and commissioning structures.
David is involved in driving results-orientated public service delivery through his role as an independent chair of four Social Investment Bond (SIB) Special Purpose Vehicles, and as a non-executive director of a community health services Community Interest Company (CIC) and a charity trustee.
As a former Fellow of Practice in the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, David worked with colleagues from the university and the Cabinet Office to drive innovation in public service commissioning.
David was previously Chief Executive of a charity where innovative service developments aligned to his business methodology took the organisation from £60k to £116m annual turnover. During his tenure the service user group grew from 90 people per annum to 42,000 per week, reserves grew from £120k to £14m and the charity topped the performance tables at the National Treatment Agency for nine successive years.
Former roles include membership of the UK Government Advisory Board on Social Impact Investment (which reported to the G8 Finance Ministers), consultant to Big Society Capital and interim chief executive of a mental health services provider.