David is a recognised authority on the strategic management of complex events, particularly within a multi-agency crisis management framework. David offers a combination of doctoral-level academic research and teaching, strong commercial, operational and project management experience and government-level and C-Suite consultancy across SE Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and East and West Africa.
David holds a doctorate in security and risk management from the University of Portsmouth, writing my thesis on alternative command & control frameworks for strategic management and critical decision-making in complex crisis environments. I am currently an Associate Lecturer at UoP, having previously been a Visiting Lecturer and Dissertation Supervisor on the Leicester University ‘Security, Policing and Terrorism’ MSc programme, and a Visiting Lecturer on the Strategic Leadership programme at Cranfield University, where I lectured on terrorism and public policy, and strategic management of complex operations.
Specialising in the management of hypercomplex systems associated with city management and critical national infrastructures. I am a member of the UK Critical Infrastructure Resilience Executive Steering Committee as a Subject Matter Expert for the strategic management of complex crisis management and was a founding member of the London Resilience Gold Command Crisis Management Project Academic Advisory Group.
Under Deltar Training Services Ltd, I have developed a range of UK-accredited strategic risk and crisis management training programmes, which I deliver at seminars across the world for senior decision-makers in government ministries and agencies, corporate organisations and global NGO’s.