Having held senior HR roles in the Civil Service, NHS and Higher Education sectors, David draws on his experience to help organisations fast forward their understanding of the impact of Industry 4.0 developments on their workforces. Bridging the worlds of technology, philosophy and people management, David is a regular contributor to conferences, discussions and debates around the future of work, ethics and the impact of new technologies.
David is passionate about the need for us to design the kind of world we want to live in and the responsible use of new technologies. Rather than simply avoid the risks presented by technologies, David encourages organisations and individuals to embrace opportunities to redefine the world of work in this fourth industrial revolution.
David is an advisory board member of the Manchester-based Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre, an Enterprise Advisor with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and founder of the Twin Kingdom consulting practice. David is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). David holds degrees in Philosophy and Human Resources and has long-standing research interests in the concepts of the cyborg and performance focussed people management.