David Head MBA
David founded CITOC in 2019 after 16 years working in the charity sector including holding two Chief Executive posts. He also brings experience of the commercial sector, having been employed by a well known bank for several years before transferring to the charity world.
David is educated to Masters level; he completed his MBA with emphasis on marketing, communications, finance and HR management.
In addition to his extensive and relevant working experience and study, David is also well-travelled and is married with two daughters and one granddaughter. This life experience brings a pragmatic and practical approach to everything he does, and an important understanding of the need to balance family life, personal ambitions, financial imperatives and work.
David has often been described as “a man that gets things done” in both work and in his community, something he regards as very high praise indeed and that reflects his personal ambitions. He is of a ‘mature age’ and lives in Rugby, the home of the game.
“I have known David in both a personal and professional capacity for a few years and as a result of his enthusiasm for both the community and the causes he supports I set up the first All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Genetic Haemochromatosis in Westminster. I was very impressed with David’s knowledge and passion for the charity, Haemochromatosis UK, for which he worked and which is based in my constituency of Rugby. David is known in Rugby as someone who gets involved and ‘get things done’ for the community. He would be an asset to any team.”
Mark Pawsey, 2019, MP for Rugby and Chair of the APPG for Genetic Haemochromatosis
“I worked with David during several years at RP Fighting Blindness. He joined as CEO in 2007 when the charity had three part-time staff and was heavily volunteer based. David successfully fulfilled his remit of building an executive team and increasing income in order to fund an expanded medical research programme and widen the charity’s information and support services. He is a hard worker and very well suited to helping small/medium charities which wish to develop and professionalise.”
Stephen Jones, Former Trustee, RPFB
You can verify this 2019 testimonial by requesting a direct link to Stephen here.
“I was Chair of the Board of Trustees who appointed David Head as Chief Executive, our first paid employee. Together we worked through a three year period of intense change where David’s brief was to professionalise the organisation, raise the profile of Haemochromatosis and the work of the society, and achieve financial sustainability within three years. His dynamism and enthusiasm ensured that these objectives were met ahead of schedule. It is worth noting that David has built up track record of successfully managing this type of change process in the Third Sector and would be an excellent fit for any small charity looking to grow and professionalise its operation.”
Howard Don, Former Chair, Haemochromatosis UK
You can verify this 2019 testimonial by requesting a direct link to Howard here.
“David is a pleasure to work with, he has a can do attitude and is outcome focused which is great as both a team member and a joy to manage. David has a great ability to listen and support and as such was invaluable through (our) COVID-19 appeal. It was a difficult and testing time and David’s calmness and drive was very much appreciated and pivotal in the success of raising over £250,000 in three months.”
Sofia Sheikh, Charity Director, Raise West Herts Hospital Charity
You can verify this 2020 testimonial by requesting a direct link to Sofia here.
David has always been engaged with local charities and community initiatives, at various times as a trustee, activist, event organiser, compere, school governor, hospital volunteer, and working in partnership with local Lions, Round Table, and Rotary Clubs.
Character, community and current project or client referees are readily available in addition to the above.
Updated 01 Sep 2023