David is a Board Director of Innovation Unit and in this role has helped shape the organisation and its strategy since its foundation in 2006. He has initiated and led several of Innovation Unit’s major projects including its work with the New York City iZone; GoodFuture – partnering with Goodstart, one of Australia’s largest early learning providers to radically redesign their offers and organisation; being, from 2009 to 2014 Design and Development Director of the Global Education Leaders’ Program (GELP); Elevate – working with the Association of Independent Schools in New South Wales to realise the potential of high potential learners.
For over two decades, David has consulted and advised on forming and implementing strategies and policies for transformation and innovation in education, early learning, healthcare and other public services. He has worked with and coached senior politicians and policy-makers, leading managers and professionals in local, national and international organisations in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand.
From 2002 to 2006 David was Principal Adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit playing a leading role in long-term reviews and strategies for education and health, a path-breaking analysis of the strategic issues facing London, an analysis of systemic causes of unnecessary bureaucracy, and system design principles for public services. David is an Associate of the Institute for Government and a Governor of School21.
There remain children and families whose early learning and development needs go unmet. We believe that every young Australian deserves a great start to life, and an even better future.
AKES Outcome Charter
Too often compromises are made, and a ‘good enough’ education focusing on basic skills is all that is available for many children in challenging contexts.
Remind me — what is it that you do?
Innovation Unit creates new solutions for thriving societies. To be clear about what this means we need to be clear about the impact we hope and expect to see in the world.