David Philpott

David Philpott

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David has over 30 years experience of working in the UK, USA and Africa in a career which has spanned local government, Christian missions, the National Health Service, broadcast media, event and conference management, international development work and leadership as a chief executive in the fields of medicine and aviation.

In 2005 he was nominated as Charity Principal of the Year. He was founding chairman of the Association of Air Ambulances, a post he held for three years.

David runs his own management and marketing consultancy, is an author and columnist and was previously chairman of the Institute of Directors in Kent.

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Charities and the NHS

The series of scandals hitting the NHS seem non-stop, says David Philpott, but its links with civil society could help stem the tide.

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David Philpott outlines his typical week as a charity consultant.

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From Mid Staffordshire Hospital, to the Libor scandal...David Philpott wonders where the morality has gone.

It's a wonderful life

A lot can happen in a week, finds David Philpott, as he runs us through his highs and lows.

A solution to regulating society lotteries

Inspired by a debate between Joe Saxton and an employee of the Gambling Commission, David Philpott devises his own solution to who is best placed to regulate society lotteries.

Charity begins at home, does it?

David Philpott returns to East Africa to see the fruits of aid spending first-hand in Uganda.

Florence Nightingale

David Philpott is reminded of the real meaning of Charity, with a capital 'C'.

Pomp and circumstance

No-one does a charity event quite like the British, says David Philpott.

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