David has 18 years’ experience across the voluntary and public sector, including senior leadership and trustee roles. He started out in campaigns and policy work with national charities Crisis and Turning Point. Having spent many years haranguing senior civil servants and Ministers he then had the opportunity to join them at the Department for Education working on national legislation and funding programmes, from tackling young people’s substance misuse to the £100 million Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.
David was Vice-Chair of young people’s charity Brook for five years.
Before joining Economic Change he was Head of Funds at Power to Change, a large independent charitable foundation where he led the team that set-up and ran their open funding programmes. He has worked with Salesforce for two years – first as a senior user, and now a certified Solution Consultant and Agile Project Manager.