About Inspira David Emerson With a background of over 20 years of financial management experience within the public sector, ranging from local government to further and higher education institutions, David commenced employment with Inspira, formerly Connexions Cumbria Ltd, as the Company’s Finance Manager in 2003. Much of David’s career has seen him working in organisations that have as their core business the provision of services to young people and adults and he fully appreciates the pressures and opportunities that such clients experience during their young lives. Possessing both business and accounting qualifications, including an MBA and the Diploma in Company Direction, awarded by the Institute of Directors in 2007, David is able to bring with him key business and personal skills that help the Company to operate strategically, effectively and successfully within a challenging operating environment. Within the current financial climate, probity, trust and integrity are vital attributes that David conscientiously follows in ensuring that the Company is well placed to meet future opportunities and challenges. David is also the Company Secretary which involves duties pertaining to the effective operation of the Company’s Board and has been involved in its rationalisation, moving it from being largely representative of public sector institutions to a more business-focussed unit of representatives from a number of business sectors. In 2009 David was promoted to the position of Associate Director (Corporate Services) and is now responsible for the financial, ICT and premises functions within the Company. In his wider role he is a member of the Company’s Executive Team and participates fully in the formulation of the business’s key strategic priorities ensuring that decisions taken by the Company’s Board of Directors are implemented successfully.