David is an independent consultant with expertise in finance, service operations, public service markets and commissioning structures.
As a Fellow of Practice in the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, David works with colleagues from the university and the Cabinet Office to drive innovation in public service commissioning.
He is also 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.
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.
David currently calls on his business expertise, entrepreneurial skills and social value to provide independent consultancy to public bodies, social investors and voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs) that deliver social change. He also supports national and local commissioners to re-engineer public services to achieve outstanding social outcomes and reduce costs.
David has a track record of securing social investment funding for organisations delivering innovative, entrepreneurial services that address entrenched social issues.