David was appointed as Director of Finance in December 2018, having previously been Interim Director of Finance since July 2018.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and joined the NHS in 1990 becoming Deputy Director of Finance of Leicestershire Health Authority in 1995. Between 2001 and 2010 he held Director of Finance and Turnaround Director posts in both the East Midlands and the East of England. Since 2010, David provided senior financial expertise to NHS organisations on an interim basis, working in a variety of senior roles for commissioners, providers and regulators across England in line management and project roles.
David holds an MBA and has completed the Strategic Financial Leadership Programme at Cass Business School. Throughout his career he has been an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) both at branch and national level including chairing the National Accounting and Standards Committee, the annual pre-accounts planning conferences and the Finance Team of the Year Award judging panel. He was also involved in the development of the HFMA’s Academy and has been an assessor and chief assessor for the Academy. In recognition of his commitment to the NHS and the HFMA David was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the HFMA in 2020.
• Financial management
• Performance management
• Contract management
• Business planning
• Digital and innovation
• Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
• Financial and corporate governance
• Business and commercial development
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