David is an entrepreneur, healthcare communications and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) specialist and supports the development of a number of educational initiatives and organizations in Uganda and Ireland.
Following a number of leadership roles at Hill & Knowlton and GCI Health communications agencies in New York, David founded multi award-winning healthcare communications agency KYNE in 2009 with a focus on fostering global public-private partnerships in health working with foundations, government agencies, local health bodies and biopharmaceutical companies. As CEO of KYNE and later Evoke Kyne (following its acquisition by healthcare services company Inizio), David brought together multi-sector actors together to develop innovative communications programming across a number of health priorities. Under David’s leadership the company earned multiple industry awards including Global Healthcare Agency of the Year, PRWeek’s Healthcare Agency of the Year, Holmes EMEA Health Agency of the Year, PR News Top Places to Work and PRWeek Global Campaign of the Year for United Against Malaria, an initiative support by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2018, the Holmes Report named David to its EMEA Innovator 25 list and in 2020 David was named Healthcare Communicator of the Year by PMLiVE. David is currently a special advisor on ESG and health equity for Inizio. In addition, David supports and advises a number of educational community organizations in Uganda including the Lumule Foundation and the HELP School Masese.
David earned a B.A. in history and politics from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in public relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
David lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and two teenage sons.