David is a Chartered Accountant and has some 35 years of experience in the ﬁeld of corporate turnaround. He was a partner at Arthur Andersen prior to becoming a founding partner of Buchler Phillips, one of the UK’s leading ﬁnancial recovery and restructuring specialists, which was acquired by the Kroll Inc. Company in 1999, the world’s leading risk mitigation ﬁrm. Until 2003, he was Chairman of Kroll for Europe and Africa.
He is a former President of R3, the association of business recovery and turnaround professionals, former Vice-Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and former Deputy Chairman of the English National Opera, as well as Producer of the London International Opera Festival 1984/1993.
He is currently Chairman of a number of different companies, both public and private, including Buchler Phillips, Volvere Plc, Puma VCT 13 Plc and the English National Opera Directors Emeriti. In addition, he is Trustee of Syracuse University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the Institute for Turnaround, as well as Director of the Peres Centre for Peace.