David South Consulting

Message from Senior Partner and Founder

Hi! Please find here my current thoughts on health, human development and innovation in the 21st century (our practice areas), as well as an extensive archive of research and stories stretching back to 1991 (when David South Consulting was formed). Enjoy!

David South Consulting/David South International (DSC/DSI) draws on real-world experience in strategy for large public organisations. By combining strategy and design methodologies, DSC/DSI has tackled complex problems and shaped and transformed large institutions undergoing crisis and change. Read more on our past work here: https://davidsouthconsulting.org/about/, and here Testimonials about our work since the 1990s.

We are a Canadian-owned, London-based consultancy.

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5311-1052Web of Science ResearcherID: AAI-3679-2021Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=yL2BvU8AAAAJ&hl=en.

Practice Areas 


We have worked with medical and health professionals to help them communicate and undertake complex communications projects, either better connecting with patients and other healthcare professionals, or just using digital media effectively. We played a key part in a major modernisation plan for a healthcare system (National Health Service), being called a “role model”. 

Human Development

Since 1997, beginning with working as the Managing Editor for Mongolia’s first human development report, significant expertise and global reputation has been developed in human development innovation. This culminated in the global magazine Southern Innovator for the United Nations. 


Chronicling innovation and leading innovative projects and initiatives. Can draw on vast expertise in innovation, both as a practitioner and as a connector and chronicler.  

Click here for more on Services, including consulting and long-term assignments. We abide by the UN Global Compact. Vendor: United Nations Global Marketplace 375229/ATLAS 63301.

Connect with me on Devex here: https://www.devex.com/people/david-s-361357

Click here for more about my publications and citations.

Click here for more About Senior Partner David South.

Media click here for Press Releases and Media Archive.