Course Leader, BSc(Hons) business courses

David has 33 years experience in the finance sector, including responsibility for a portfolio of small to medium businesses which included risk assessment and analysis. During this time duties also included liaison between the Bank and Durham Business School for the provision of an internal accreditation programme. Experience has been built on range of roles within the retail banking sector, Group level training and education, fraud prevention, Group policy oversight and risk management.
University teaching has been built around 30 years of part time teaching delivery for the banking professional institutes which also includes additional roles within academic quality, sustainability and activities leading to degree awarding powers.

Following his banking career David became a full-time university lecturer in North Wales and Scotland, prior to joining Cornwall Business School.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2012 PGCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education) ifs University College
2001 MBA Sheffield Hallam University
1994 Diploma in Financial Services (PG level) Chartered Institute of Bankers
1989 ACIB (Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers) Chartered Institute of Bankers
1980 BA (Natural Sciences) Durham University

Honors and awards

Year Description


Membership of external committees

Member of the Chartered Banker Membership Forum

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

David has an interest in organisational risk management and internal governance, with specific focus on fraud.

Research Topics

  • Financial Crime
  • Financial Services
  • Fraud
  • Risk Management


Areas of teaching

  • Business Plan final project
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Management

CPD delivered

  • Negotiation skills
  • Team development
  • Communication planning

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Present roles:

  • Examiner for the Chartered Banker Institute
  • Associate lecturer for London Institute of banking and Finance
  • External examiner for New College Durham
  • External examiner for University of Wales Trinity St David

Previous external examiner and external validation duties have included: Cornwall College, Chichester University and Leeds Beckett University.

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute
  • Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

Internal Communication 'black belt' (Melcrum organisation and delivered at Cranfield University)