SOAS University of London

David Skinner


David Skinner
Mr David Skinner


David is an alumnus of SOAS, having completed an MSc in Political Science in 1985. He also has degrees from Oxford and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. David has spent much of his early career in Government, including time in Brussels and Hong Kong (from 1992 to 1997 he coordinated the Hong Kong handover negotiations). Since 2005, David has worked for Save the Children. From 2005 to 2009, he directed Save the Children’s first global campaign - Rewrite the Future – for education for children affected by armed conflict. He was Country Director for Save the Children in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012 and in Pakistan from 2013 to 2014. He is currently Save the Children's Global Education Director.