David was appointed CEO in October 2021. He joined the Fund in October 2020.
“Over the last five years we’ve backed more than 72,000 community projects through over £3.4bn of grants. This money is life-changing for people and communities, which is why I am delighted to be leading The National Lottery Community Fund into the next, exciting new chapter. As we build back from the pandemic, my commitment is to put communities first.”
David has had a varied public service career, most recently as Director of the Office for Civil Society. In this role he was responsible for policy on charities, volunteering, young people, philanthropy, dormant assets, impact investment and mission-led business. He has also worked internationally, advising on governance and public policy in more than a dozen countries, and in the private sector. He enjoys leading people and organisations in support of social improvement. His leadership has particularly spanned fields of education, health, civil society and community development, and topics including social mobility, loneliness and culture change. He has two degrees in economics and one degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.