Daniel has lived in Swindon his whole life. He has been Chair of the Trust since 2006 and has been a Trustee since 2003. Prior to joining the Trust he was Chair of Swindon Youth Council and was heavily involved in youth work in the town and championing the voice of young people. He successfully brought the National Youth Council Conference to Swindon in 2002.
Daniel has held various positions in his working life starting as a youth worker and later a role in Social Work and education. He has worked for The National Trust in several national roles since 2005. He currently holds a national remit in the Insight Department leading the Trust’s understanding of future audiences and supporters. He has a particular focus on the future of volunteering and charitable giving.
Over the last 10 years he has kept up with a huge amount of voluntary work apart from the Mechanics’, including being Chair of Swindon Youth Partnership; the representative for the youth sector and heritage on the Overview & Monitoring Group of the Swindon Strategic Partnership and a member of the Participation Works Network England (PWNE) Advisory Board.
Daniel is regular contributor to local media including BBC local radio and regional news regarding the heritage of the town. He also maintains close relationships with a range of individuals within the heritage sector nationally.
Daniel was invited to become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in 2009 recognising his work in the field of youth participation nationally.
You can follow Daniel on Twitter @leinadesor