David is President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He plays a key role in its drive to embed social justice as a core principle while advocating for the relevance of the counselling professions for ‘ordinary diverse people and communities’.
A former social worker, university lecturer, local authority senior manager and political advisor, David offers significant expertise as a coach, mediator and strategic leader. He works within public, private and not-for-profit bodies in the UK and has also worked in the USA, Europe, West African and the Caribbean.
David is a former political advisor and a fellow of the British American Project – a body comprising business, media, community and political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. He sits on the Board of a number of community-based organisations working in the area of human rights, community development and counselling in communities.
David holds an MSc in Human Resources Management and qualifications relating to coaching, mediation and psychological profiling.