I have known David in a professional capacity for the last seven years and found him to be a highly skilled communicator at a strategic level within the local government sector. David is extremely well thought of within the sector and is recognised for his knowledge and professionalism, operating at the highest level of management.

Paul O’Brien
Chief Executive at Association for Public Service Excellence

David headed up a large team running the business development and partner relationship functions across the whole of England. He was a strong leader and his teams repeatedly hit their targets. A good networker and relationship builder, excellent strategic vision, and a great guy to have on your side.

Ian Clayton
Director of Business Management at Six Town Housing

I have known David for many years, from his role with Keep Britain Tidy, to his current role, including his work with me at the North West Centre Council for the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM), where he is Secretary.
Taking his work with the CIWM, which is a registered Charity and principal advisory organisation on waste related matters in the UK, I have found David to be a keen, energetic, reliable and innovative thinker, who not only manages effectively the Secretary role, but also aids the development of the CIWM within the North West and nationally. with his speed of thought and creativity David has aided the progress of ideas, structured plans and strategies.
David’s objectivity is a real plus he clarifies issues that tax others. His ability to communicate extremely well has helped with concise questioning and the understanding of often complex issues.
In his role with KBT (3rd Sector) and Nordic Pioneer, I have had the pleasure and benefit of working with David, both in a capacity where he was providing advice and guidance on national polices, but also as a customer.
David’s understanding of environmental services and sustainability is without question, his assistance has guided me to make cost effective service improvements that have benefited the wider community, even with the creation of jobs.
In summary, David is an outstanding individual who would grace any organisation at boardroom level, but again, his understanding of operational issues is without compromise or question, thus allowing him to be an accomplished strategic manager, with a thorough understanding and appreciation of services and customer related issues.

Tony Watson
Head of Environment and Public Protection at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council