Dave Neita is a lawyer, actor, playwright and poet who routinely delivers educational consultancy to schools, creative workshops to mental health organisations and change management consultancy to corporations. As an advocate for human rights and an expert in organisational development and EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Dave has worked with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Oxford University, Zurich Corporation, The Church Of England, Broadmoor Hospital, NASA, in addition to a vast range of other organisations, and has delivered a sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Redemption and Transformation.
He has an MA in Cultural Leadership, volunteers his time in the community and served as the UK ambassador for the European Year of Equal Opportunity for All: Face of the Year Campaign. In 2012 Dave was included in Black Enterprise’s list of the Top 10 most powerful Black men in Britain and was selected by the BBC to provide perspective and comment on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Known for his success as a member of the legal team behind a class action suit against a major multinational corporation on behalf of thousands of injured South Africa Miners, Neita continues to work as an advocate for underprivileged, exploited or disenfranchised people in the UK and abroad.
As a patient advocate and art consultant for the new £350m facility for Broadmoor – the largest, most well-known mental health institution in Europe, Dave has spearheaded the dialogue around race, art, identity and healing in mental health between patients, staff, architects and artists.
In addition to being called to The Bar of England and Wales, Dave has achieved an MA in Cultural Leadership and he is a Fellow at King’s Fund, spoken at the House of Commons and also on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh to students achieving gold in the DofE programme. He has also been involved in NASA’s programme to encourage the next generation of students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects).
Dave was an integral member of the Racial Justice Task and Finish Group in the Church of England’s Chelmsford Diocese committed to the elimination of racism from the Church. Dave continues his activities around harmonising inspiration and redemption through speeches, poetry performances, plays and other creative formats with a view toward contributing to the unyielding efforts to improve society.
Dave has published several spoken word CDs and he has written a play on the Windrush Generation, UPLIFT, which for the Edinburgh Film Festival 2022.