David is the Sports and activity lead for the Richmond Group charities. He is currently undertaking a one year secondment to scope how the Richmond Group and Sport England can work together to enable more people with long term conditions active through sport. This involves working across the Richmond Group of charities to identify opportunities and potential partnerships to promote sports and physical activity agenda in policy and practice.
Prior to this David managed Age UK’s physical activity programme, working with stakeholders from the public and private sector to help encourage older people to be more active and social included through a number of locally delivered services. The work also included developing dementia friendly activity services and building the adapted sports portfolio of local Age UKs, including walking football. He has also worked on fuel poverty issues in the charity and private sector.