David is responsible for directing all operational resource management of the School's Global Fund & Allied Programme Unit (GFAPU), which is delivering maternal and new-born healthcare programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is the focal point for GFAPU’s partnership with the Global Fund, the lead for engagement with in-country Principal Recipients, and vets and manages all partner organisations/sub-contractors who receive funding from LSTM to provide in-country support services.
Despite being profoundly deaf and visually impaired since birth, David has more than 25 years humanitarian aid experience working overseas in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
As a senior manager at the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for over ten years, he led the development and implementation of flagship humanitarian mine action programmes. Prior to joining LSTM, David was the UNDP Mine Action Advisor at the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA). David is a co-founder of Conflict Recovery International (CRI), a US registered not-for-profit organisation that builds greater emphasis on developing national civil society partners to deliver integrated community solutions for the most vulnerable groups that have been marginalized by existing aid programming.
He is also a trustee of Deafness Support Network, a charity that provides a wide range of sensory support services for visually impaired, deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing adults and children across Northwest England and North Wales.