Institute Associate Profile
David has over 34 years’ experience in local government including extensive operational and
strategic management experience at directorate level within local authorities. He coordinated
the National Dialogue Youth initiative in partnership with all thirty-two local authorities and
specialises in supporting organisations to develop their capacity to engage with communities
and particularly young people. David delivers the following Institute courses in Scotland: Best
Practice Consultation, Effective Focus Groups/Facilitation skills, Understanding Social Media,
Evaluating Public Engagement, and Consultation Before and After.