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David Blair

D M Blair MA MBA FCA CF

David Blair
  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1988 
  • Joined Council: 2015
  • Election Constituency: East Anglia 

Biography

David studied chemistry at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School. After qualifying with PriceWaterhouse in 1987 he spent four years in the firm’s corporate finance department, leaving to lead a successful MBI team. He specialised in advising SMEs in the life science and technology arenas and in the last 20 years has assisted around 50 companies to raise and deploy in excess of £200m from public and private funds as well as steering them through a variety of corporate transactions.

He has also worked closely with providers of finance to the sector, for 4 years as Company Secretary of Prelude Trust Plc, a main market listed Investment Trust. Since 2008 he has been CFO of Wyvern Fund, which invests in early stage technology companies.

He has been President of the East Anglia District Society.

Declaration of Interests 

Membership of, or interests in, formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

None

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • Council

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

None

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

None

Any other matters you feel should be identified

None