David is a community worker and the co founder of Community Links and of the Children’s Discovery Centre. He leads the Early Action Task Force and is a leading figure in social investment – an architect of the Social Impact Bond, director of Social Finance and trustee of Big Society Capital.
David was an early practitioner of behavioural insight as a tool for social change. He founded and now chairs Shift (https://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/ (formerly We Are What We Do) leading on projects like the million selling “Change the world for a Fiver”.
David led the PMs Council on Social Action for Gordon Brown with whom he also wrote “Britain’s Everyday Heroes”. His latest book is “Changing London – a rough guide for the next mayor” .The Panel