David is compliance Non-Executive Director of a number of financial services companies and has written and lectured widely on ‘good’ governance. He was co-opted as governance expert for the Commission for a Sustainable Olympics London 2012 and for 6 years produced an independent index (published in the FT) of FTSE 100 corporate governance.
As FSA Head of Ethics (and Education), was the first financial regulator to focus on corporate ethics, culture and maturity. He has translated his approach to sustainable development as Chair and primary author of the UK national standard and the international standard (ISO) for sustainable communities in 2016.
David set the education and competence standards framework for the entire UK financial services industry, a regime adopted by many other jurisdictions. This included being the first financial regulator to introduce standards specifically for operations functions. He has started a series of successful training organisations and co-founded a professional institute. And became the first CEO of the statutory government - industry standards council for financial services.
David has a double distinction in Education from Cambridge University and an MA from Oxford. He teaches Governance, Risk and Compliance at Diploma, Degree and Masters levels around the world, especially in Singapore.