David is a chartered accountant with a varied career path covering different financial management positions. He qualified with Deloitte & Co in the City of London, and then worked for a public shipping and logistics company for 19 years, progressing through various financial roles in the UK, Australia, USA, Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy & Spain. The operations covered not just logistics, but also energy, distribution of oil and gas, freight forwarding, agencies and warehousing. His roles spanned all areas of financial responsibility and customer negotiations, culminating as divisional finance director.
David then moved to the food sector where he held senior posts and participated in two management buyouts, and has also performed many financial interim roles in different organisations.
David is a chairman of two audit committees and director and trustee of one institute, chairman of the tax group of another institute branch, and is a director of a third institute. He is also a director of private companies, and has his own accountancy practice providing accountancy and tax services to a range of clients.
As well as lecturing on financial training, his other recent lectures have been to technical tax groups and start-up organisations. His presentation experience was also gained by making many internal and external presentations during his career.
David’s style of presentation is to demystify the areas of finance and to explain the concepts in a stimulating and interesting way. He encourages participation and discussion, and has the advantage of having been there and done it, and so can approach issues from a practical viewpoint by drawing on his experience.