David Gallagher
Managing Director NCFE Apprenticeship Services

David has enjoyed a successful career in employment and skills for over 15 years. This has included working in the public sector for the Learning and Skills Council (now ESFA), several private sector training providers and also through establishing several successful new business start-ups within the sector.


In his most recent Board position as Group Commercial Director at Babington, a professional training organisation based in the Midlands, David led the reshaping of the organisation and its proposition in response to the Apprenticeship Reform Agenda and emerging market opportunities. He successfully oversaw continued growth of the business, with significant successes in securing levy contracts. He also held Board level responsibly for the creation of Babington’s innovative ‘NextGen’ blended delivery apprenticeship programmes which has received hugely positive feedback through a recent Ofsted pilot.