David is the director of the Integration Hub as well as the Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit based at Policy Exchange. He is the former director of Demos. He is also founder and former editor of Prospect magazine, which he set up in 1995, and he remains the magazine’s editor-at-large.

David is a prominent figure in public debate in the UK. He is a well-known broadcaster, author, commentator and journalist who regularly writes for the national press. He has also presented several BBC Radio 4 Analysis programmes. Before Prospect, David was a correspondent for the Financial Times for 12 years – including a stint in Germany during the unification period.

In 2013 David published a book, The British Dream, about postwar multiculturalism, national identity and immigration. It was short-listed for the Orwell Book Prize in 2014.