Dan has supported social enterprises for over ten years, developing policy at the highest level and delivering in practice at the grassroots. He has worked for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office, where he led the development of government policy on social enterprise access to finance and the role of the voluntary and community sector in public service delivery. He has also worked in France, Germany, and Brussels.
For SEUK, Dan has advised government departments around the world on the development of social enterprise policies and has led research into social enterprise in around 20 countries, from Brazil to Sudan and Turkey to Indonesia. He also directed the Social Economy Alliance.
Dan also works independently under the banner of Common Capital, delivering work over recent years for NCVO, Co-operatives UK, Meanwhile Space and the Good Economy Partnership, for the Lottery, the Power to Change and the Local Trust, for the Mayor of London and a number of local councils, and for Oxfam, the UN, NDI and the Open Society Foundations. He has also practically helped attract millions of pounds of investment, funding and commercial contracts towards social enterprises on the ground.