David was appointed Interim CEO in June 2021. He joined the Fund in October 2020.
“It is an honour to be asked to lead The National Lottery Community Fund as CEO for the next phase. I will focus on putting communities first, helping ensure the Fund is ready to emerge from the pandemic and provide the much-needed support to people and communities across the UK”
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.