About David Barker Thrive Consulting

David Barker

An experienced and determined leader, advisor and mentor with a strong track record of developing and growing organisations, teams and individuals. Over 25 years leadership experience in the charity and not-for-profit sectors with extensive experience across a broad range of disciplines at senior executive/non executive roles at Board level.

Some of the organisations I have worked with/for include:

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Roles I have held include:

Chief Executive; Non Executive Board Director; Chairman; Director of Marketing, Communications & IT; Director of Communications; Head of Campaigns; Head of Media Relations;  Head of Marketing and Public Relations; Trustee; Fundraiser; Mentor

Experience and achievements:

Driver of development and growth – Led and delivered a number of organisational strategies/plans resulting in significant growth and increased impact and reach. As CEO successfully grew organisational income by 140% from £2.7m to £6.5m.

Change Management – successfully delivered a number of major programmes of modernisation and transformative change. Tackled inefficiency, low performance and silo working. Influenced, facilitated and guided Boards and staff teams in formulating new vision, mission and values.

Digital Leader – Provided strong digital leadership transforming  a number of organisations digital ambition and delivery. Delivered exponential growth of online community (from 2k to 180k), enhanced social engagement with beneficiaries and supporters and drove significant growth in income and membership. A passionate #socialceo.

Influencer – Influenced and worked in partnership with Boards and stakeholder groups to deliver a wide ranging governance reviews. Delivered new structures and ways of working, stronger accountability and enhanced impact.

Campaigner – Credited for ground breaking and award-winning campaign work on a variety of health issues notably smokingchildhood obesity and disability. Played a key part in helping secure a ban on smoking in public places and sale of tobacco in vending machines. Secured support from retail and travel sectors for ‘Not every Disability is Visible‘ campaign.

Partnership Maker – Successfully influenced and brought together a powerful new alliance of 19 organisations across clinical, healthcare, Royal Colleges and patient organisations.

Marketeer – Reviewed, developed and delivered numerous organisational Marketing & Communications strategies resulting in greater awareness and effective integrated working across all charitable and fundraising areas.

Patient Advocate – successfully worked with clinical teams across the UK, Trusts and healthcare organisations to effectively champion patient involvement in service design and decision making.

Coach & Mentor – Currently a coach and mentor for ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) and Charity Comms.

Public Speaker – Seasoned public speaker and media spokesperson.

Volunteer and fundraiser – Currently a charity Trustee and volunteer for Scouting locally and an enthusiastic fundraiser for local and national causes.

A few of the things I am proud of. . .

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