Dave Sweeny, trustee

Dave has 18 years’ experience working in the NHS and local authorities. He has worked in roles dealing with transformation and various levels of change management. 

 Dave is an award-winning commissioner; he was awarded UK Social Value Leader 2016 and won an NHS Leadership Award for ‘Service Development and Innovation’. He’s passionate about mental wellbeing, social movement and harnessing the power of communities.  

Dave is big believer in the benefits of social prescribing, and he’s played a big part in introducing plans that are built around the needs of local people in nine different places. He’s now working on a national piece of work to introduce this approach across the country. Dave’s also leading on sustainability helping the organisation to achieve its net zero targets. He is a world record holder dad of two perfect girls, a sport fanatic and guitarist/singer.