David Hulse is the foundation's representative in Jakarta, overseeing the overall grant-making strategy in Indonesia. His individual work has focused on issues related to gender and the reproductive health of marginalized women and youth and has supported organizations working to amplify their voices among decision makers in civil society and local governments.
David joined the foundation in 2007, serving as representative for Vietnam and Thailand, where his grant making focused on governance issues and strengthening civil society organizations. He assumed his role in Jakarta in 2009.
Earlier, David worked at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where he was responsible for conservation grant making in the Lower Mekong (Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR), Eastern Himalaya (Bhutan, Nepal, northeast India, southern China), and the South Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji). In the 1990s, David served as the country representative for the World Wildlife Fund in Vietnam and the South Pacific. He also taught economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and worked in Thailand at the Population and Community Development Association.
David has a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in earth science and environmental studies from Iowa State University.