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Head of International Relations
Business in the Community (BITC)
David Halley is Head of International Partnerships at Business in the Community in London.
A native of New Zealand, David followed a business career with IBM Corporation and with Digital Equipment Corp. Among the positions he held were International Marketing Manager, IBM Entry Systems Division, in the USA, part of the team which launched the groundbreaking IBM Personal Computer in Europe, London Regional Manager for the IBM Personal Computer Business, and General Manager, Marketing and Distribution, DEC NZ.
Since leaving IBM David has been focused with Business in The Community on the development of CSR and Corporate Community Investment (CCI) programmes with UK and multi-national corporate clients. He has developed and now co-ordinates a global network of partners, a grouping of 115 specialised NGOs providing CSR consultancy, brokerage and project management at local, national and international level.
This work has included training partner staffs, organising and facilitating appropriate seminars and events, and providing consultancy to international companies to develop and implement their cross-border CSR and CCI plans, in particular focusing on the challenges and opportunities delivered by globalisation. David has developed a successful one-day workshop programme for NGOs on how best to work with business, delivered in countries worldwide.
Among the companies David has worked with to develop their strategic UK and international programmes are Marks and Spencer, KPMG, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and GE Capital. Currently, he is engaged on the development of international programmes for Citigroup, Linklaters and Allen and Overy.
His experience in the field of corporate community investment has provided him with the opportunity to speak at numerous international conferences, including Humagora CSR conference in Geneva, Ethos Social Responsibility Conference in Salvador, and Keidanren CSR seminar in Tokyo, in partnership with the British Embassy, Tokyo. He has helped to organise and has participated in a series of CSR conferences organised in British Embassies including Paris, Madrid, Helsinki, Stockholm, Berlin, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Quito and Santiago.
David was educated at the University of New Zealand and the Sorbonne. He is bi-lingual in French, speaks fluent Italian and some Spanish. He has recently begun to learn German. He is married with 3 children, and is the author of “The Complete Guide to Employee Community Involvement”, European Commission 1999, and “The ECI Company Workbook,” CSR Europe 2000.
He is a trustee of GAP Youth Projects International, an NGO, and a past Governor of Richmond Adult Community College, both based in London.
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