David is an ACA qualified finance professional, with 24 years’ experience in senior finance roles at CFO, FD and group financial controller level in diverse listed, private equity backed and private financial services companies. David also has experience in retail and institutional financial services firms and fintech companies.
David is a genuinely hands on finance professional intent on understanding the business, and the finance function in particular, in a short timeframe so that all areas for improvement are identified, prioritised and rectified promptly. His previous roles have required a root and branch review of all transactions processing and have resulted in an agreed action plan and budget against which he has delivered an appropriate and relevant change program.
A hands-on manager with a great interest in building teams across multi-site and global offices, career development across diverse workforces and providing an appropriate balance of empathy and challenge to get the best out of people.
Since joining the FD Centre in January 2019, David has been acting as a portfolio CFO providing strategic advice to a range of clients including a single family office in St James, an insurance tech start up, a VC fund, a concierge tech start up, a finance software business and a start up challenger bank.
David is a father of 3 boys and in his spare time enjoys golf and rugby, having previously played for Durham University and Saracens 1st XV.