Development & Missions Network
Dr R David Muir is a political scientist and a theologian. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in South London where he taught history and religion before going on to the Commonwealth Institute as head of Teaching, Research and Regional Development in 1988. During that time he served as a part-time Principal of a community school.
David has recently been appointed as Public Policy Director of the Evangelical Alliance, and is responsible for Public Theology and Public Affairs.
David is a Politics & Government graduate. He has an MA in Political Education and Public Policy from London University and a Ph. D in Theology (Black Political Theology & Pentecostalism) from King’s College, London.
David taught history and politics at London University, Communication & Education at the University of East London, and Caribbean and Black British political history at London Metropolitan University where he is currently a Visiting Fellow.
David was a member of the Government’s Policy Action Team; he also served the Home Office’s Lawrence Steering Group (LSG) as chairman of the Police Race and Diversity Development t Board. He worked with Sir Bernard Crick on advising the Home Secretary on citizenship, nationality and integration and served as deputy chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority until 2004.
Before joining the EA, David was a member of the leadership team at Mile End New Testament Church of God. David is married to Pauline and members of the family are active in the local church ministry.
Khembe Clarke, chair of Partnership for Achievement has a professional background in sales, education and employment. She has experience of working in the voluntary, public and private sector.
Khembe attended Manchester University as a mature student and majored in Sociology. She was instrumental in setting up the ‘Black Students’ Society’.
After leaving university she completed her PGCE at Wolverhampton University and became a lecturer and later Curriculum Manager at City College Birmingham.
After ten Years in Education she was appointed, Specialist Employment Advisor – Jobcentre Plus on a national programme responsible for narrowing the employment gap between ethnic minorities and the white population.
Khembe is Deputy Director for Birmingham Professional Divercity supporting client development as well as working with Fair Cities as project manager for increasing ethnic minority representation in the Business and Professional Sector.
She currently serves as a board member of Ishango – Science and Technology Supplementary School, Chair of Partnership for Achievement and was a Trustee of the Black History Foundation for four years. She was awarded Female Black Achiever by the BBC in 2003 for her education and community work. She also runs a successful business in natural hair care, called Khembe’s.