David founded The Retrofit Academy CIC in 2016, leading the development of the Retrofit Coordinator qualification and the establishment of the Centre of Excellence. He is considered one the UK’s leading experts on retrofit education and is a regular conference speaker. David works closely with TrustMark, BEIS and BSI in supporting the transition to delivering whole house retrofit. He serves as a member of various committees and steering groups for BSI, TrustMark, BEIS and the UK-GBC.
David was previously CEO at CoRE, the national centre of excellence for retrofit (2013-15) and prior to that spent over a decade running sustainable construction exhibitions and conferences. David is also the CEO of Osmosis, a consultancy supporting social landlords to understand retrofit and develop net zero strategies. He holds an MBA (Distinction) and a master’s degree in modern history.