David Blacklock has been Chief Executive at People First for over 5 years now and has worked for the company since 2000. David has been responsible for leading the team through some of our most challenging times, ensuring that we stay focused on growth and not just survival. This Strategy has led to a period of immense growth for the organisation. David is passionate about people leading their best lives and being all that they can be, hence our mantra “live your best life”. He believes that being a user led organisation means that we keep our feet firmly on the ground, while still being ambitious and daring to be outrageous. David has a wealth of experience in ‘people services’, training within the hospitality industry before training and working within the NHS.
David has sat on the county councils adoption panel, is a school governor and is a member of the Health and Wellbeing board in Cumbria. David has supported the Cumbria Learning Disability partnership Board for many years