David has been serving schools as a Headteacher and Principal for 23 years in the UK, Singapore, The Hague and China. He says that most of all, he enjoys being part of a school community that enables young people to achieve more than they believed was possible. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, is a Governor of a COBIS school and is a Director at Karen Ardley Associates a UK based company specialising in leadership development and coaching. Most recently he has been working as a leadership consultant; running leadership and coaching programmes in more than 20 international schools during 2019/2020. He has an MBA in International Educational Leadership and has undertaken a number of school inspections. David recently completed a doctorate in Leadership and Coaching at UCL: Institute of Education. David is married and has two grown-up daughters who both attended international schools. He is a keen cyclist and musician and plays in a band at his church when time allows.