David is a director of our training subsidiary, Himilo. He also works with ACH / Himilo in relation to labour market and economic development opportunities for refugees and migrants, including building better links to employers, business and development organisations, as well as local authorities and other stakeholders.
David has worked in local and regional economic development consultancy in the UK and internationally for more than 25 years. He has focused on capacity development, institution building and stakeholder development as well as programme and project design and qualitative evaluation. He has worked extensively on aspects of social innovation and their application for local and regional development. Previously he was a Birmingham City Councillor for ten years, a visiting research fellow with the School for Social Policy at Anglia University, and an advisor on social innovation to the European Association of Development Agencies.