David has 28 years' audit experience, with over 24 of those specialising in the public sector. He is a partner leading on business development for our Public Sector External Audit team.
David has worked across the complete spectrum of local government and NHS bodies, has experience of central government audit and retains a portfolio of corporate audits linked to the NHS. David is the firm's contact partner for our Public Sector Audit Appointments contracts and our representative on both the NAO-chaired Local Auditors Advisory Group and the ICAEW Public Sector Audit Committee. David has also represented the firm on a variety of other groups and working parties over the last 17 years.
Internationally, David has led international development funding assurance projects and is BDO UK’s representative on the Public Sector Steering Committee, which supports international joint working and business development, including the EU Key Account Programme.
David has drafted and piloted audit tools and guides in many areas, including treatment of long-term conditions, practice based commissioning, GP probity, specialised commissioning and GP commissioning transfers.
David is the Lead Partner of the team that won the Audit Commission's Read Award for "the most valuable contribution to performance or value for money audit work" for Specialised Commissioning and also leading the team that was shortlisted for another Read Award for the review of Health Inequalities in Essex.
David has also provided consultancy advice to a range of organisations, including on demand management, cross sector partnership working and accounting advice. David is a director and currently treasurer of a respected family carers' charity in Suffolk.