David Hall worked in project management, general management and marketing, including international assignments in Saudi Arabia and Sweden, before undertaking his MBA, following which, he moved into the cultural sector over 20 years ago.
Prior to becoming The Foyle Foundation's founding Chief Executive, he was a Lead Consultant at AEA Management Consultants. He specialised in strategic development and business planning within the arts and heritage sectors. He also appraised major capital projects for the Arts Council of England, Scottish Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.
He is a member of the Development Council of the National Theatre and its Planning & Strategy Group, a member of the Learning and Participation Committee of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a London Council Member for Arts Council of England and a former adviser to Money, Mission, Models.