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ICAEW Virtually Live speaker

David Matthews

ICAEW President 2020-2021

David will be presenting the welcome message on day two of ICAEW Virtually Live

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David Matthews is ICAEW's President for 2020-2021. David worked with KPMG since graduating from the London School of Economics in 1982.

David qualified in 1985 and became a partner in 1996, working primarily with large multinational organisations which have included AstraZeneca, Bunzl, Diageo, Cadbury, Eurotunnel, Johnson Matthey, United Biscuits and VT Group.

While at KPMG, he has held a number of management roles, including a member of both the Board and Executive Committee of KPMG in the UK (2012-2018); Head of Accounting Advisory Services (2008-2011); Head of Audit for KPMG’s Consumer and industrial Markets group (2004-2007); and Head of KPMG’s Drinks sector (2001-2007).

In addition to being a Council member since 2010, his work with ICAEW has included membership of the Professional Standards Board (2011-2012) and of the Technical Strategy Board (2012-2018), including as Chair (since 2013).

Beyond ICAEW, David was previously a member of the Working Group and Technical Task Force of the International Integrated Reporting Committee and responsible for KPMG’s relationships with Tomorrow’s Company and the Directors’ Forum.

He is also a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Justice of the Peace and a trustee of the Treloar Trust, and has recently retired as a trustee of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

Beyond his professional life, David is married, with three grown up children, and retains a keen interest in sport albeit increasingly passive. He still cycles and runs (slowly), plays tennis and golf (infrequently) and enjoys theatre, music and travel. 


Title Welcome address
Date 19 August
Time  09:50 - 09:55
David Matthews ICAEW President