David Matthews



David was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2020-2021), having been elected Vice-President in 2017 and continues to sit on ICEW’s Council and Chair its Nominations Committee. He has been a Council member since 2010, a Board member (2013-2021) and Chair of the ICAEW’s Technical Strategy Board (2013-2018).

He retired from KPMG in 2020 after a career spanning 38 years since graduating from the London School of Economics in 1982. He 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. Whilst at KPMG, he 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).

David 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 was previously a member of the Working Group and Technical Task Force of the International Integrated Reporting Committee and 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 (both slowly), plays tennis and golf (badly) and enjoys theatre, music and travel.