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David Cain

Executive Director Strategy and Growth

David has a strong commitment to social justice and advocating for social policy which addresses inequity and unfairness. This is reflected in his record of innovative strategic service design in the areas of family and domestic violence, homelessness, family support, financial counselling, and fathering.

He has worked in senior positions in government and the community sector and understands the context of both, giving him a unique understanding of how best to shape relationships and outcomes for the community.

Prior to joining Communicare in 2016, David was Executive Manager at UnitingCare West (now Uniting) where he led a range of transformational change programs.

He also worked in major system change as part of the child protection reform agenda in a number of roles at the Department for Child Protection.

In addition to his role as Communicare’s Director Strategy and Growth, David is the State Co-chair for Anti-Poverty Week and is on the Board of WACOSS.

Communicare’s values of HOPE strongly align with David’s personal values. Hope is about the ability to generate optimism, about holding a positive view on the shared future that we can create; one in which we hold and share a collective responsibility for each other.

He believes leadership is a privilege and the opportunity to lead, enable and inspire so many great people and programs drives him in his work every day, and he has great pride in Communicare’s contemporary, values-driven, inclusive and bold approach.

David has qualifications in Social Work, Public Sector Management and is a Company Directors Graduate. He has also completed the Cranlanna Executive Colloquium.