Dave is the founder of the Fresh Air Leadership Company. His passion for developing high-performing teams and leaders stems from experience gained as a member of a rock band, a mountain rescue team and elite units of the British Army. During his career he has held senior leadership and non-executive roles in various private, public and not-for-profit organisations.
LETTERS & TITLES
Chartered Director, MSc Organisation Change, MBA, BSc(Hons) Physics, and graduate of Common Purpose; Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management; memberships of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development, the Institute for Outdoor Learning, and the Mountain Training Association.
MORE ABOUT DAVE
Married with two grown-up children, Dave’s hill-walking buddy is Issy, his crazy Springer spaniel. Loves real conversations, laughter, and the wild outdoors. Fascinated by antique maps and the stories they tell. And fascinated by the stories people tell of lives fully lived.
FAVOURITE INDOOR & OUTDOOR SPACES
Inside around a roaring bothy fire with friends and strangers when the weather outside is foul! And equally, sharing a drink and some food in a decent pub or restaurant!
Outside on the West Coast of Scotland with its white beaches, crystal water, rocky islands and mountains. Simply awesome! Not during the midgy season of course.
All my parachutes having opened, and starting my own business. Similar in many respects!
“Always look on the bright side of life.”
As sung by Eric Idle in the Life of Brian and the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.