David joined Onside in April 2017 with over 15 years’ experience with charities transforming the lives of young people. After 6 years at The Prince’s Trust and 10 years redeveloping The Salmon Youth Centre in London, David has advised on millions of pounds of investment in young people. Trained as an engineer with a BEng from Warwick University and a MSc from Cranfield, he started his career in overseas development in Africa. He lives in south London and has two sons. After supporting the development of a new Youth Zone in Croydon, David now advises on new Youth Zones across the South of England, leading on the relationship with local authorities.