David was elected to the UKRIAT Committee in December 2015 and is also a member of the Qualifications Committee. He has been an Associate of the Institute since 1974 and a Fellow since 2015. He has been involved with the Sheffield and District Branch/Group of the Institute since 1977 as Branch Secretary and latterly as Group Chairman. He was awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service to the Institute in March 2015.
David is currently a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Business School (within Sheffield Hallam University) where he teaches financial accounting and reporting to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has also taught to a wide range of professional body examinations. Prior to this he held a variety of accounting roles and support to the Company Secretary of (what is now) Thorntons plc. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the examining team for a financial accounting paper of another professional accounting body.