David has been working on place based collaboration since 1999. For much of this time he worked for Housing NSW on collaborative initiatives at the housing estate, suburb, LGA and regional levels. This included developing and managing ‘Working Together in Minto’, a forerunner to what would become known as Collective Impact, from 2005 to 2008.
David has also worked as a Senior Social Sustainability Consultant in a large firm, and held a Visiting Fellowship at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Until recently David was the founding Director of The Hive Mt Druitt, a Collective Impact initiative working to improve outcomes for children across the 2770 postcode in Western Sydney, facilitated by United Way Australia. David is currently an Associate at Collaboration for Impact , Senior Advisor Community Impact at United Way Australia (part time) and Principal Consultant at Holos Consulting.