Area of expertise: Financial Services

David had a long career with BAE Systems PLC and its predecessor Companies, culminating in the role of Group Treasurer for this flagship company, a position he held from October 1995 until his retirement in March 2015. He has considerable practical experience of operating in one of the world’s leading defence, aerospace and security companies, a company with global reach and with strong Corporate Governance procedures.

He has extensive financial expertise with an in-depth knowledge of international Capital Markets, corporate funding, export and structured finance, risk management and the management of relationships with capital market investors, banks, rating agencies and export finance agencies.

Since his retirement, David has gained non-executive director experience as Chairman of the Green Deal Finance Company (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee) and Director of various BAE Systems subsidiaries and joint ventures. As Chairman of the Green Deal Finance Company, he provided oversight and management of the successful sale of the company to a private sector consortium.

David is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers where he is also a Council Member.

He enjoys reading, the theatre, most sports and playing Bridge.