David is passionate about collaborative cross sector partnerships, having joined PwC in 2001, bringing extensive knowledge and experience from the voluntary sector in relation to social mobility, the creative arts and social enterprise.
David oversees PwC’s Community Investment in the UK, a contribution totalling £8.5 million (FY22) in cash, time and in-kind support. This includes instigating the ColourBrave Charity Fund in response to Black Lives and the New World New Skills social mobility schools programme, supporting 7,000 school students and 250 on paid work experience across the UK.
David initiated and developed PwC’s own social enterprise hub in an old Fire Station in London incorporating ‘Brigade’, a restaurant training those at risk of homelessness in culinary skills, now in its 11th year. The Fire Station also houses the School for Social Entrepreneurs and housed Social Enterprise UK. David started the PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club which currently supports over 300 social enterprises across the UK with mentoring and master classes and is passionate about Place based change, supporting PwC opening an office in Bradford and recruiting local school leavers.
As well as being a Trustee of the PwC Foundation, David chairs the Charity Discounted Fee Board and Social Value Fund. A Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) he represents PwC on The Youth Futures Foundation Employers Advisory Board.