David believes in the importance of equality of opportunity and the power of education to break cycles of disadvantage. He has demonstrated his commitment to these values in a number of roles in the not-for-profit and political sectors.
In 2009 David was a co-founder of the Engage Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of making high quality VCE resources available to students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Following that, David worked in a number of different roles for the Victorian Greens in communications, campaigning and stakeholder management. He was recently appointed a director of Kevin Heinze Grow, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of education and healthcare services for people of all abilities.
David was attracted to Skyline because of the important and difficult work the organisation does in providing greater opportunities to students around Victoria.