David joined Buzzacott in 2003 and is Managing Director of Buzzacott Giving Solutions (BGS).
David specialises in helping clients find a solution on philanthropy, mainly through Blackbaud products, for which, Buzzacott is the UK and European partner. His clients include charities and foundations, local authorities, research organisations, social aid organisations and Livery Companies based not only in the UK but all over Europe and the Middle East. A passionate advocate of improving organisations through the appropriate use of technology to ensure that effort is geared towards mission rather than a slave to the machine.
As well as giving solutions, David has more than 25 years’ experience in technology, digital, finance and operations. Before taking over leadership of BGS, David headed up Buzzacott’s internal finance and administration teams, where he oversaw considerable workflow, operations redesign and change management projects.
Through his experience, David is able to provide advice that goes well beyond the technical and considers clients’ organisations as a whole. He and his team are able to assist clients with:
- Technology and digital strategy
- Organisational process
- Workflow and efficiency
- Business intelligence
- Information security, safety and privacy
David also assists the trustees of the Buzzacott Stuart Defries Memorial Fund with the operation of the firm’s own charity.
Prior to joining Buzzacott, David was Finance Director at accountancy firm RSM UK.
Outside of Buzzacott, David is the lead clarinettist in a community military band and a passionate skier, hill walker and lover of the outdoors and high places. He is also a chauffeur and banker to his two teenage daughters!