David Egege has worked for many years promoting Cultural Competence as a strategy to reduce cultural barriers and enhance services for diverse communities. He is currently working as a consultant in First Street Consultancy, a company he set up to address systemic cultural change within Government and Non government agencies. He has been responsible for the development of CALD and Aboriginal strategic organisational policy and plans, as well as the development and implementation of Cultural Competence strategic directions. David has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and politics and a post graduate degree in Social Administration and Policy. He is a qualified social worker.
David has held several senior positions within the public service sector, specifically within health services departments and Indigenous organisations such as Department of State Aboriginal Affairs, Aboriginal Health Services and Aboriginal Aged care. He was the inaugural senior policy advisor for Indigenous Mental Health in South Australia and worked closely with Baxter Detention Centre, He also held the position of Executive Director of the Aboriginal Home and Community Care Services Incorporated in South Australia. He has developed extensive experience and skill in working with both Aboriginal and multicultural clients and their communities.