The insights of an experienced, external expert can help spot opportunities and solve problems. We will offer you top quality advice and support, focused around your needs.
Our areas of expertise include strategy, income generation, governance, stakeholder reviews, mentoring and interim management.
About David Burland
Having worked in the voluntary sector for 35 years, I bring vast experience from my time as a Chief Executive, a Chair, a Trustee and a Director of several charity-related enterprises.
From 2012 to 2017, I was CEO of Shooting Star Children's Hospices, one of the largest children’s hospice services in the UK. During my time there, both our hospices were awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC accreditation. We also significantly increased the range of services and numbers of children and families supported.
When I was at Help the Hospices – now Hospice UK – I achieved a six-fold increase in income in just
seven years. I later became Deputy CEO with a remit to lead relationships with member hospices.
Since becoming a consultant, I have worked on a wide range of projects with nearly forty charities – many of them several times. I have also enjoyed setting up new programmes, such as the Virtual Hospice CEO and Virtual Hospice Finance Director groups and the Hospice Legacy Circle. In addition, I set up the quarterly review of hospice management accounts now run in partnership with Hospice UK.
'David has worked closely with us for over five years delivering governance reviews to Digi-Board’s clients. He is our most highly valued and trusted associate for so many reasons. We have shared values, which we live and work by.
He inspires total confidence in that he will deliver what he says he will, when he says he will; all with a keen attention to detail and that extra something that we look for – taking care of clients and their needs.' Helen Michaels, CEO & Co-Founder, Digi-Board