David began working as a deputy warden at a homeless centre in Glasgow before becoming a co-ordinator at Centrepoint in London. He joined Newlon Housing Trust as Chief Executive and four years later became Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. In July 2005, David was appointed chief executive of the National Housing Federation.
David is the former president of CECODHAS-Housing Europe, the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing. He has recently been appointed as the new Chair of the board of Homeless International. He also sits on the board of The Housing Finance Corporation , was a member of the Social Investment Task Force and is one of the founding directors of My Home Finance, a social enterprise set up by the Federation to provide a new high street service offering affordable loans, money advice, bank accounts and linked savings accounts. He is also a co-opted member of the Homeless International Council of Management.
David was awarded an honorary membership of the CIH in 2010.
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