Dave has overall responsibility, together with the Board of Trustees, for the management of MCF and its staff and the development of strategy. A carer himself, Dave provides strong and clear leadership. He is a skilled negotiator and networker with a comprehensive understanding of policy, strategy and legislation, staff management and development. With Jo Golding, Dave is actively involved in training and education work with Manchester University in both their social care and mental health programmes.
Dave is a member of the Greater Manchester Carers Partnership and Deputy Chair of Manchester Carers Network. He works with various organisations in both the statutory and voluntary sector in the development of policy to address carers’ needs. He represents MCF at local, regional and national level on a variety of working groups. Dave negotiates contracts with funders and has oversight of the work of MCF, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.