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Executive team

Staff profile

David Butcher

Director of Finance and University Secretary

Tel: +44 (0) 113 283 7103




  • BA (Hons), ACA

Areas of expertise

  • Financial management
  • Financial control and reporting
  • Risk management
  • Business planning
  • Utilisation of management information

Summary of executive position and membership/s

David is responsible for the strategic and operational management of all financial affairs including:
  • The development and implementation of financial strategies to support the corporate plan whilst ensuring financial sustainability
  • Effective management of the University's financial resources
  • Leadership of the risk management processes
  • Strategic and business planning processes
  • Development and provision of external and internal management information
  • Ensuring that all statutory and other governance obligations are met in relevant areas
David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).


  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a big 4 firm
  • 1994 – 2000: Various financial positions at Carlsberg Tetley
  • 2000 – 2003: Financial Analyst at Telewest plc (now Virgin Media)
  • 2003 – 2009: Regional Finance and Business Support Manager at British Waterways