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 25 years ago.
Prior to becoming The Foyle Foundation's founding Chief Executive, he was a Senior 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 Learning and Participation Committee of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a former member of the Development Council of the National Theatre, its Planning & Strategy Group and the NT Future £80M Campaign Committee. He was a member of Arts Council of England London Committee until December 2016 and was a former Board Member of Money, Mission, Models.