David Ogden

Engagement director

David is a senior marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience in public and private sector.  He started his career in local newspapers in 1997. After six years in print journalism, he joined the civil service within the MOD, as a communications officer for Royal Air Force recruitment. He an associate with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, gaining his diploma in September 2007, before taking the lead role as head of marketing for RAF recruitment.

After seven years in post, David left the civil service and joined local government, to lead communications for South Holland District Council in Spalding, Lincolnshire, before joining Socitm in May 2020.

Since then, David has gone on to develop the marketing and communications output for Socitm, with a focus on improving member engagement. It is in his current position as director engagement David drives forward a member led philosophy, to enhance and grow the society across the public sector.