Institute Associate Profile

With over 34 years service in local government David has extensive operational and strategic management experience at directorate level within local authorities.  In 2002 David moved to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) as Special Adviser on Modernising Government and Young People.  He also co-ordinated the acclaimed National Dialogue Youth initiative in partnership with all 32 local authorities.

In 2006/2007, David worked as a Ministerial Adviser reviewing the Scottish Executives policies and practices on civic participation and community engagement, developing papers for consideration by the Scottish Cabinet.

Since leaving local government in early 2008, David has established his own consultancy to support organisations develop their capacity to engage with communities and particularly young people.

He has a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree and a number of related qualifications.

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