SSRO Non-executive member

David Johnston

David Johnston

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Biography

David was appointed as a Non-executive Member in June 2016.

He is currently a Director of the Engage Enrich Excel Academies Trust. He has a deep knowledge of international aerospace and defence sectors which complements a broad experience of industrial services around the world. David has a track record of leadership roles in strategy, M&A, finance, change management and procurement at executive team level.

Previous roles include:

  • Advisor to Tawazun Economic Council, Abu Dhabi;
  • EVP Strategy and EVP Operations at Cobham plc;
  • Finance Director, Industrial Fire Protection Division, Kidde plc; and
  • earlier roles at Gemalto, Alphameric and Tate & Lyle.

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

SSRO Non-executive member

The SSRO Non-Executive Members are responsible for:

  • providing independent and constructive challenge
  • establishing the strategic direction of the SSRO (within a policy and resources framework agreed with ministers)
  • overseeing the development and implementation of strategies, plans and priorities
  • overseeing the development and review of key performance targets including financial targets
  • ensuring that the public body complies with all statutory and administrative requirements on the use of public funds