Dave comes from an entrepreneurial private sector background and is an experienced commercial business consultant and interim manager. Financially trained, he has worked at Director level as well as for numerous other local authorities to effect new models of service delivery, commercialise operations and improve the efficiency & effectiveness of services (incl. arms-length trading ventures). A strategic thinker, he is politically astute, comfortable working across traditional boundaries with strong financial, communication, relationship building and stakeholder management skills (including political engagement). Dave has a strong track-record in delivering improved service outcomes and supporting cultural change, often working “hands on” to mentor and train Members and Officers at all levels building increased internal commercial capability and capacity in the process. Dave’s diverse service experience includes strategic management, procurement (competitive dialogue specialist), environmental / regulatory services (trade waste specialist), building control, bereavement services, property investment, schools trading and the establishment, management and governance of Local Authority Trading Companies (LATCo’s) of which he has variously been interim Managing Director, interim Commercial Director and Non-Executive Director.
Commercialisation, Environmental Service, Procurement, Transformation
East of England
North Hertfordshire DC, Luton BC, South Cambridgeshire DC, Luton BC, Braintree DC, Basildon BC, Colchester BC, Brentwood BC, Peterborough CC, Blackpool BC, Leeds CC, Gateshead BC, Hull CC, Belfast CC
Commercial Capability, Interim Positions, Senior Positions, Shared Services, Outsourcing, Insourcing, Procurement, Environment, LATCo Management