David Walker is a Journalist, Broadcaster and Author. Keynote Speaker and Conference Host/Chair.
David Walker edits ‘Public’, the Guardian’s monthly magazine for senior public sector executives.
Before joining the Guardian, David Walker worked for The Independent, The Times and The Economist, specialising in UK domestic policy and administration.
He studied at the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and held a Harkness Fellowship in the United States
A regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Analysis’ programme, David Walker is a well-known commentator on public affairs and a former local government correspondent.
His books include (with Polly Toynbee) Did Things Get Better? An Audit of Labour’s Successes and Failures; and Better or Worse? Did Labour Deliver?
He is a council member at the Economic and Social Research Council, where he also chairs the communications and information committee, a non-executive director of the National Centre for Social Research, a visiting professor at City University London and the University of Birmingham and is and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
David is a trustee of the Nuffield Trust and the Franco British Council.