David was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Council in July 2015, becoming the autonomous agency’s first CEO. NYC was restructured into an autonomous agency under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in January 2015, and operates as the national body coordinating holistic youth development. It also houses Outward Bound Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore. David is also concurrently the Chairman of *SCAPE. David graduated from Imperial College, University of London with a Master of Engineering, and subsequently a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining NYC, David served in the Singapore Armed Forces for 22 years. His more interesting jobs saw him working in Indonesia for three years across 27 provinces as an Army Attaché and organizing the 2013 National Day Parade Show. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (Military) in 2014.