David is an experienced finance professional focused on advising private equity funds and their portfolio businesses.

Having spent 30 years in the private equity industry David now specialises in helping portfolio companies succeed - primarily by sharing his knowledge and experience with portfolio company management and their finance teams.

Our Work

David supports private equity groups and their portfolio businesses in the following ways:


New Deal Evaluation

Supporting deal teams in the due diligence process - including evaluating business plans, carve-outs, finance teams and management reporting


Interim CFO

Stepping in as Interim CFO - assuming executive responsibility for an interim period either on new deals or as the need arises in stressed situations


Project Work

Taking responsibility for delivering key projects - adding bandwidth to the executive management team by accelerating the delivery of key projects such as working capital management, buy & build, process improvement and management reporting redesign



Coaching CFOs and other finance leaders - providing support and encouragement based on 30 years working in the private equity community

David spent 19 years at PwC and began working with private equity groups in the early 1990s. He became a founder member of the Transaction Services business in which he spent almost 10 years working with many of the large and mid market UK based private equity houses.

Since leaving PwC in 2004, David has turned his attention towards advising portfolio businesses and, in particular, helping to maximise the effectiveness of finance teams. David is currently an independent advisor to Inflexion Private Equity. Significant engagements during this time have included IRIS Software Group (Interim CFO and now NED and Head of Audit), Closerstill Media (Interim CFO) and Equiniti Group (Working Capital Improvement project). He has also recently supported Inflexion Private Equity in their acquisition of Rosemont Pharmaceuticals and investment in DWS.