David Price

Senior Associate
David lends his expertise to our education work in the UK. He is currently heavily involved with Learning Futures, our work aimed at ensuring more young people engage actively and positively with their learning and by doing so, achieve better outcomes and retain a commitment to learning beyond school.

David is an experienced education consultant, project manager, strategic adviser and public speaker. After working in the music industry, he became involved in education in 1991, lecturing in adult, further and higher education. In 1994 he helped establish Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he was Director of Learning for 7 years.

Since then, he has led national projects in arts and education in the UK (most notably the Musical Futures and Learning Futures projects for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation) and advised companies, third sector organisations and government departments internationally. His public speaking work has taken him all over the UK and Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and China.

The focus of his work is primarily about finding innovative ways to engage learners through more democratic and more relevant forms of education. In June 2008, he was awarded the O.B.E. for services to education.