David Ward, Principal – South East
David is a versatile, commercial and forward-thinking Finance Director. He brings more than 25 years’ experience across a range of industries including exhibitions, software, manufacturing and fmcg to complement his strong technical grounding. With a focus on SMEs he has worked in businesses ranging from 20 to 2000 staff.
Since joining the FD Centre he has continued to broaden his experience, helping companies in areas such as b2c, yeast supply and glass re-inforced gypsum manufacture.
Equally at home in a strategic or hands on operational role, David has the interpersonal skills to work closely with owner managers and other management, to manage key stakeholder relationships, and to lead and develop teams.
A natural problem solver David is adept at streamlining processes, designing and implementing new systems to help businesses improve visibility of and control over costs and working capital.
Experienced at exit planning and execution David is committed to maximising shareholder value.
David lives in Surrey with his wife and two children, playing an active part in local community and the village cricket team.