I have been working with David following the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. David is more than just a consultant who demolishes local context and floods the organisation with his own agenda. He is an intelligent and open minded individual who spends time understanding the landscape of the world we work in and builds a strong relationship with the team.There are no ‘easy’ conversations with David, rather he pushes the possibilities in every conversation and is happy to engage in honest challenging and open two-way debates which makes his views and opinions incredibly valuable.

David has provided unrivalled guidance, mentorship and insight from the world of business and complex adaptive systems. Specifically his work focusing on maximising knowledge capability, the models and tools developed with us have been an exceptional starting point for my work. Importantly, these are not one size fits all, but have scope for embedding within individual contexts of individuals, teams and organisations which most important of all address the messy, complex reality of the world.

If you are expecting a free ride with solutions posted to your doorstep then you will be left behind; if you wish to engage in constructive and creative exchanges which is truly cutting edge then David is the facilitator for you.

Team GB Olympics (Peter Brown, Head of Knowledge Management, English Institute of Sport)