I thrive on building a rapport with people, facilitating others talents, organising, mobilising and helping ideas find their place in the world. I value collaborative open environments where people have a thirst for knowledge, implementing new ideas and a passion for learning from one another.

I’m drawn to work which pursues social or environmental justice and wellbeing. As you will see from my portfolio I am often involved in or leading projects that incorporate some element of the four things below:

  • Partnership/audience development, network building and facilitation
  • Public and community engagement across arts and higher education
  • Systems thinking, or systems approaches to managing change
  • Devising and delivering cultural programmes.
Suha Arraf
David Owen with Suha Arraf during Conversations about Cinema

My unique selling point is my ability to listen, collaborate and learn. I enjoy finding out what the real issues are and articulating feasible and creative ways to address them. I exceed at drawing together complex information and bringing it together into a coherent narrative.