Since taking responsibility for three Youth Trainees back in 1988 as an Operations Manager, David has gone on to work in, and headed up, a number of corporate L&D teams and HR functions. Organisations include Distribution, Retail, Financial and Public Sector. He completed his Masters specialising in CPD and was Chair of the South Yorkshire CIPD Branch from 2012 for two years before joining the CIPD in 2014, where he is part of the L&D Content team with a national and international remit. David also has a background in lean and has worked as a Lean Engineer in a number of manufacturing and food organisations. Since 2007, working part-time, David has delivered the Innovation module on the MBA at University Centre Doncaster as well as their MSc HRM, and CIPD L&D qualifications. Passionate about learning and exploiting all aspects of CPD, David’s style is participative and inclusive.