• David Weaver

    David_Weaver_profileDavid Weaver is Chairman and Senior Partner of Freeman Oliver – a leading niche leadership consulting and senior recruitment firm. He has over 15 years experience as an independent change management, organisational development, executive recruiter and leadership consultant. His expertise lies in the area of ‘top team’ and senior management development and he regularly undertakes a range of interventions with this cadre aimed at improving both managerial and organisational effectiveness.

    David also works with Boards on board development and governance issues and has undertaken this with organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors. A former local authority senior manager (Head of Policy), university lecturer and political advisor to two senior government ministers, David’s clients have spanned public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has also worked in the United States, France, Austria, West Africa and the Caribbean.

    He is known for his work on “identifying and developing talent’ and over the past 12 years has been a lead recruiter and management advisor for numerous chief executives, director, middle manager appointments (local government, health bodies, and housing associations). Example organisations include LB Greenwich, University of East London, De Montfort University, Origin Housing Association, Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Transport for London, Greater London Authority, British Film Institute, Trowers and Hamlin Law firm, Nottingham City Council, the NHS, East Midlands Regional Health and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

    He is SHL assessment centre qualified and has played a lead role in the design and facilitation of innovative and tailor-made assessment and development centres for numerous organisations within the public, private and large third sector organisations. David also acts as an advisor, critical friend and ‘expert witness’ in situations where ‘equality / discrimination proofing’ of recruitment processes are required and in contexts where there is significant focus on ensuring that tests and assessment methods ‘directly relate to the ability to do the job’.

    David is currently a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is a fellow of the British American Project (BAP) – a body comprising key business, media and political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. He holds an MSc in Human Resources Management and is a qualified and experienced workplace and community mediator.