David is a journalist and former public services editor of The Guardian, where he won a number of awards for his writing on social policy issues. He advises on strategic communications and is a regular conference chair and speaker. He has been a board member of national charities, social enterprises and housing associations for almost 30 years and currently chairs Ambient Support, which provides services across England for older people and those with learning disabilities and mental health issues. The welfare of people at risk of exclusion continues to be his overriding concern.
Chair, Ambient Support