DAVID ADAIR,Head of Community Affairs Corporate Sustainability, PricewaterhouseCoopers UK
Head of Community Affairs Corporate Sustainability
David joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience from the voluntary sector in relation to social inclusion and cultural diversity - having previously established and developed the Prince's Trust Team Programme in Lambeth after the Brixton riots and managed the Albany in Deptford, a multicultural arts centre.
David was promoted to Senior Manager in 2005 and made Head of Community Affairs in 2008.
Current responsibilities include leading the national CA Team, working with PwC regional offices across the UK developing local and national community initiatives focussing on Education, Employability and the Environment.
manages PwC's national relationships such as Business
in the Community, The Prince's Trust, The Charities Aid Foundation
, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs
and Social Enterprise UK.
David also sits on the PwC Foundation steering group and Charities Management Board and is a member of the Social Enterprise Alliance, having presented at the World Forum on Social Enterprise in San Francisco 2010 and instigated the Galeforce Awards to support LGBT social entrepreneurs globally, presenting the inaugural award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2012.
More recently David has initiated and developed PwC's own social enterprise hub: The Fire Station, Tooley Street Southwark London www.firestation.pwc.co.uk incorporating 'Brigade' in conjunction with The Beyond Food Foundation
, a restaurant training homeless people in culinary skills.
was named SEUK's Social Enterprise Champion 2012 and awarded a PwC Experience Award for the firestation.
David has a keen interest in the arts and social enterprise, leading PwC's support for Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and is an Ambassador for The Unicorn Theatre-The UK's national Theatre for young people.