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David Matthews

D V Matthews JP BSc BFP CA

David Matthews
  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1997
  • Joined Council: 2010
  • ICAEW Past-President 2022-2023


David is currently an Independent non-executive at BDO LLP, a Trustee at Cumberland Lodge, a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Justice of the Peace and chair of ICAEW’s Nominating Committee and a member of its Regulatory and Conduct Appointments Committee.

Previously he served as President of ICAEW in 2020-2021 and, prior to being elected as an Office-Holder in 2018, had served as a Council member since 2010, a member of the Professional Standards Board (2011-2012) and of the Technical Strategy Board (2012-2018), including as Chair (since 2013).

David graduated from the London School of Economics in 1982 before joining KPMG, qualifying in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1996 before retiring from the firm in 2020. During his time with KPMG he worked primarily with large multinational organisations which have included AstraZeneca, Bunzl, Diageo, Cadbury, Eurotunnel, Johnson Matthey, United Biscuits and VT Group.

He also held a number of management roles, including as 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).

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 has previously been a Trustee for the Treloar Trust and 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 plays golf (badly) and cycles and runs (slowly), and enjoys theatre, music and travel.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

  • Court Assistant, Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • Council
  • Nominating Committee
  • Regulatory and Conduct Appointments Committee

Partnerships, directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • Treloar Trust

Professional or social relationships with individuals who have business relationships or who compete with ICAEW

Independent non-executive at BDO LLP

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