Public Affairs Trainer
David has more than twenty years’ experience of public affairs consultancy. Unusually, he has worked on both sides of the political/policy divide: initially, after graduating from Oxford with a degree in Classics, he worked as a Whitehall civil servant and later as a senior adviser at Conservative Party HQ. He became deputy director of the Conservative Research Department and advised Party Chairmen and Ministers, briefing them for media appearances and writing briefing materials and policy papers. He has also been a local councillor and Parliamentary candidate, and chaired a local constituency party.
As a consultant, he has advised a wide range of businesses, large and small, as well as public bodies and third sector organisations. He has a particular interest in Parliamentary procedure and the work of Select Committees.