David has a strong commitment to social justice and advocating for social policy which addresses inequity and unfairness, reflected in his record of innovative 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.
In addition to his role as Communicare’s Executive Director Service Delivery and Design, David is the State Co-chair for Anti-Poverty Week and is on the Board of WACOSS.
David has also worked in major system change as part of the child protection reform agenda as well as transformational change programs at UnitingCare West and Communicare.
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 one another.
David 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.