David leads advisory work on business at Forum for the Future, the sustainability non-profit that works globally with government, business and others to solve tricky challenges. Working with pioneering partners, Forum transforms the essential systems of food, energy and finance to secure a more fulfilling life for us and future generations.
David directs change projects in businesses that deliver results, both for companies themselves and for the critical systems we all depend on. Recent examples include: Balfour Beatty’s sustainability vision; innovation with eBay Europe, and embedding change at O2 UK. He runs the Sustainable Business Models Group, a network of leading businesses working together how to create step-change. He is responsible for keeping Forum at the cutting edge of sustainable business, running a specialist team, and raising Forum’s profile. David has written about breakthrough innovation, sustainable business models, and the business case. David served on the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the ICAEW (the world’s largest accounting institute) from 2006-12, was a tutor for the University of Cambridge on sustainable business and has been a judge for SuperBrands.
Before joining Forum in 2003, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. David is currently a Non-Executive Director of FairSay, a social enterprise that advises on e-campaigning, and was been a Trustee of Groundwork London for ten years. David has a Masters in Physics from the University of Oxford, and a Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice from the School of Management at the University of Bath.