David joins Dstl from the Ministry of Defence where he was the Head of Business Strategy & Governance, the Department’s corporate finance team. During this time, he led on the MOD’s asset sales programme and managed the Department’s relationship with its Trading Funds, including Dstl. Before this he had a wide range of roles across Defence, including responsibility for approvals and performance management in Defence Equipment & Support, financial planning and scrutiny within MOD Centre, and was a Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary leading on equipment and personnel matters. In 2005 he completed a Masters in Business Administration at Imperial College London. David originally joined the Ministry of Defence in 1996 having completed a BEng in Avionic Systems at Bristol University and some hands-on engineering with GEC Marconi.
Finance Director, Dstl
The Finance Director:
- provides strategic financial advice to underpin strategic aims and policies
- defines robust, rigorous controls for effective financial management which provides return on investment