What will future leaders need?
Sir David was the Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council from 1999 to 2006. He was also Chief Executive of Liverpool Culture Company, Deputy Chair of the board of the Mersey Partnership and Chair of Liverpool Partnership Group. A Non-Executive Director of SOLACE Enterprises, a Past President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, a former Adviser to the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, a non-Executive Director of the Home Secretary’s National Offender Management Board (Prisons, Probation and Youth Justice in England and Wales), He was also an adviser to the Cabinet Office Strategy Unit, a member of the Treasury’s Public Services Productivity Panel, member of the Department of Health’s External Panel, and a Board member of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Born and educated in Liverpool, he obtained a degree at in Public Administration, and then a Master's Degree in Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham (INLOGOV). He is also an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, and an Honorary Doctor at Sheffield Hallam University a Fellow of Liverpool University, a former Visiting Fellow of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, He was the Chairman of the Faenol Trust, and a member of the Board of the Eu.