David is an experienced professional consultant with business skills that bridge the IT industry and the public sector, particularly local government. He is able to work at a strategic level analysing public sector policies and business strategies, with particular skills in shared services working, the efficiency agenda, and transformational government. David is well known as being capable of interpreting the requirements of efficient government, and identifying solutions for practitioners. He is a good communicator in all media, and experienced in consultancy, business planning, marketing and sales.
He works with IDeA on various projects, including the ground-breaking FOSS study and is a former member of the Strategic Partnering Taskforce (SPT) at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). He has also participated in other public sector policy initiatives including Better Government for Older People, the Ministerial Steering Group for Best Value Pilots, and the IPPR Commission on Public Private Partnership. With ICL, David was responsible for strategic plans in the public sector – a business stream worth more than £700M per annum..