OCF’s board receives a new boost as David brings a huge amount of strategic, financial and governance experience to the charity, with a long and impressive career as a Civil Servant under his belt.

David Rossington was unanimously voted in as OCF’s newest trustee at our Board meeting on 19th March 2018. He will now begin a process of induction.

David has had a long civil service career overseeing corporate governance, finance, strategy and policy in a variety of government departments. He held senior positions in the Ministry of Agriculture, helping address the BSE and foot and mouth crises, before moving to the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he worked on empowering communities, finance and corporate change. There he became Finance Director (and a qualified accountant) and acting Director General, and later took on similar roles in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where he was the lead director for the 2015 Spending Review, and reformed the finance function; and led the Office for Civil Society, and a major cultural project.

Based in Dorchester-on-Thames, he is now semi-retired and looking forward to several voluntary board roles, which alongside OCF include the Earth Trust and Stoll, a charity that houses vulnerable veterans.

David is assisting with OCF’s new strategic programme development, which has evolved from our Ambition Programme.

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