David Brindle is public services editor of the Guardian. He has been with the paper since 1988, specialising throughout in social policy, and has won awards for his coverage of health and social care and the voluntary sector.
He began his career with the Coventry Telegraph and was previously labour correspondent of the Financial Times. He is a board member of Richmond Fellowship, a leading charitable provider of mental health services, and chairs its 2Care subsidiary.
He is a trustee of NDTi, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes inclusion of older and disabled people in their communities.