David Smith is an independent lecturer and business consultant of many years standing. His specialist subjects cover finance, corporate investment theory & practice, banking, strategy and mergers & acquisitions. He works with many clients ranged over a number of different business sectors. In addition, he runs regular seminars and speaking events with a major global accountancy body. He also lectures at leading business schools, covering both MBA electives and senior executive development programmes.

David is an associate of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre and jointly delivers their Strategy and Finance and Making Successful Acquisitions courses. The Centre is affiliated to the Ashridge Business School and is renowned for its research and leading edge thinking on corporate organisational structure and corporate strategy.

David has an ability to communicate difficult subject matter to non-technical audiences with ease and effectiveness. His courses score consistently well with participants on both content and delivery.


David Smith BSc, FCA


Collards, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2HX, UK

T: +44 1428 661379
F: +44 1428 642734
M: +44 7767 780780
E: david@desmith.co.uk