David is a Senior Associate at Innovation Unit. As a co-founder and previous Board Director, David 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.
More from David
Innovation in the Public Sector (co-authored with Geoff Mulgan, Cabinet Office, 2003)
Creating the conditions for radical public service innovation (Australian Journal of Public Administration vol 70 (3), pp 227-235, Sept 2011.
Innovating for Global Excellence: Australia’s Education Opportunity (AISNSW Institute)
Systems for Innovation (Te Punaha Seminar, video)
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