What I do
Dave is an innovator, social entrepreneur, mentor of social enterprises, leader, trainer, motivational speaker and the founder and executive director of award winning Madlug C.I.C., which was listed as one of the 50 New Radicals 2016 for innovation and social impact by Nesta UK and the Guardian.
Prior to beginning his journey with Madlug, Dave was a youth worker for over 20 years with leadership, project development and team management experience, ranging across a number of youth work positions. He also had to opportunity to complete the intensive two-year Arrow Leadership Ireland programme.
Throughout his youth work career, Dave developed the skills that have enabled him to build Madlug by helping youth leaders and youth organisations with vision and strategy, project development, idea generating and problem solving. For the past two years he has become heavily involved in mentoring and raising awareness of social enterprises.
Following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign with Madlug over the summer, Dave was given the opportunity to have brunch with Sir Richard Branson in what was a great opportunity to share the story of Madlug with a global business leader.
Dave is passionate about helping deliver change that positively impacts people, disadvantaged children, young people and communities through sustainable social enterprise models. He is extremely passionate about raising a new young generation of social entrepreneurs and leading Madlug on its journey.