David Francis

David has a career spanning more than 20 years spent working for a number of large UK corporates in a variety of global finance roles.

Most recently David spent 4 years as Finance Director for Johnson Matthey’s Clean Air Sector. Prior to that he worked for Castrol as the Head of Finance for Global Supply Chain, Marketing and Technology. He was also the Global Head of Financial Control and Internal Audit.

Prior to that David spent 10 years at Diageo in a variety of finance roles, starting in audit and risk and finishing as Finance Director for Global Travel Retail, the Middle East and North Africa.

David has a wide range of experience across all aspects of the finance function from systems and process implementation and governance  to commercial finance and pricing, control and compliance and performance management.  

David is a Chartered Accountant with a MA in French and Spanish from Oxford University. He lives in Raglan with his wife, Vicki and has 2 sons.

David Francis