David has been a community education and youth arts facilitator for over 25 years. In 1989 he curated the first Graffiti exhibitions in the UK at Whitechapel and South London Art galleries. In 1993 David established Tolerance in Diversity (TiD), winner of the Stop Racism 2000 Internationally Award.
David was part of the team that developed the Tower Hamlets Summer University (now Futurversity), which was rolled out nationally in 1998. He and developed two Millennium Award Schemes, helping 196 young people to develop and sustain projects across the UK.
Currently he is the Chief Executive of the Ideas Foundation, a charity supported by the advertising industry, providing workforce diversity and creative industry pathways for gifted young people who may not be achieving via conventional academic routes.  In January 2000 David was awarded the OBE and has an MA in Applied Anthropology.