"I have worked in the charity sector for the past 30 years and I am constantly energised by the sheer range and ambition of the many organisations I come across. For over ten years now I have specialised in helping charities ensure that their finance, IT and admin functions are optimised to support their mission. I believe strongly that IT should not be seen merely as a back-office cost but as an enabler and a source of innovation."
David specialises in data protection, finance and grant management systems, information security and the use of information systems to drive charitable objectives. He develops strategies, business cases and requirements documents. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Alzheimer's Society, BACP, Cranstoun, Mothers' Union, Nuffield Foundation, RAF Benevolent Fund, Sport Aberdeen and Tudor Trust.
He has over thirty years' experience in the not-for-profit sector having started his career working for the international development charity Book Aid International where he was responsible for finance, IT and operations. He has most recently been Deputy CEO of the Charity Finance Group where he was responsible for IT, risk management, governance and finance. Throughout his career he has been responsible for the selection and implementation of IT systems and at CFG he was also responsible for providing IT systems advice to member charities and for planning and developing the CFG IT Conference.
The experience of supporting the over 2,000 members of CFG has given David an extremely broad understanding of the issues facing the UK not-for-profit sector as well as a detailed understanding of how membership organisations function. He has spoken and written extensively on IT, risk management and charity governance. David has an MPhil from the Warburg Institute, a Diploma in Librarianship from University College, London and a Diploma in Charity Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He also has had long experience of trusteeship and has been Treasurer of a number of charities including Index on Censorship and Photovoice, he is currently a trustee and Vice Chair of Keep Britain Tidy.