David is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience working as an external auditor. David retired from Deloitte in February 2017 after serving for 15 years as an audit partner based in the Midlands. After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1985 David trained with Arthur Andersen rising to the position of audit partner, and joined Deloitte in 2002.
Over the last 10 years, David has worked extensively with clients in the Education sector, primarily in Higher Education. He served as audit partner for several Universities and led the Deloitte responses to technical accounting and other issues arising in the sector. He was the Deloitte representative working with sector bodies such as the British Universities Finance Directors Group and the Financial Reporting Group.
David is experienced in financial reporting and governance in Education as well as in risk management and internal control. He has also benefited from exposure to a wide range of organisations in the corporate sector as well as charities and government bodies.