Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Specialist Fellowship funded by NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement
David has been the Chief Executive of Attend, formerly the National Association of Hospital and Community Friends, since early 2002. Prior to this he was a Director of an Adult and Children's Hospice in Essex.
David has well developed links throughout the voluntary and community sector. This was highlighted when he was elected chair of Health Month during the Year of the Volunteer. At the Depatrment of Health, he has been a member of the National Strategic Partnership Forum and the National Leadership Network. He has also been a member of the England Volunteering Development Council (VE) and the Network of National Volunteering Agencies. David was also co-opted to the Membership and Education Committee, and the Quality Taskforce at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for three years.
In 2010, David was also appointed a Fellow of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, as part of this he was seconded to Conservative Central Office.
David is passionately committed to Volunteering and has held a variety of roles including a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at the Her Majesty's Prison and Youth Offeinding Institutes Chelmsford, a trustee of a Child Contact centre, and Chair of a local community group.
In 2009 he was awarded the OBE for services to volunteering.
Take a look at David's research
Current principal role: Chief Executive
Current principal organisation: Attend
Other leadership role 1: Chairman
Other organisation 1: Friends of Amarna House
Other leadership role 2: Chairman
Other organisation 2: Friends of 1 Towerbrige Road
Research: Forged in the fire of adversity? An exploration of what helped create women leaders in Leagues of Friends.
Research topics: Community development; Older people; Values;
Secondment host: Conservative Central Office