Areas of Expertise
Culture and creative economy, Place shaping – communities, Urban regeneration
Donald is an urbanist at the intersection of culture, architecture, business districts, food markets and museums.
Working on the regeneration, reinvention, economic and social development of cities and communities. His work begins with people, a human scale, and is shaped by a values and principles based thinking and practice. Partnerships and active participation are key and Donald is a long term advocate and practitioner of the importance of public and open spaces, heritage, circularity and coproduction.
He has played a central role in the ongoing urban renewal and transformation of London’s Bankside, Borough and South Bank District into a global destination and one of the most vibrant mixed cultural, business and residential districts in the world. Long term leadership roles at Tate Modern, Borough Market and Better Bankside BID has enabled the merging of community, culture and business which he believes are fundamental elements in vibrant communities, bringing balance to our cities and towns.
As Chair Of Creative and Culture Skills UK , more than ever, at this important time he is determined to ensure that opportunities for skills, education and employment are available to all. As a public speaker, advisor, broadcaster, curator and consultant he has travelled and worked all over the world.