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.
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