David has been a Director of Axon Moore since 2009 and leads our CFO & FD practice across the business. He is based in Leeds City Centre. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Ardent Search and Selection and previously MD of Hitchenor Maher. After graduating from Edinburgh University, David spent time in accountancy with Ernst & Young before moving into finance recruitment with Michael Page in 1991.
David has operated in Executive Search for well over twenty years and his market knowledge and networks are outstanding. He works with a diverse and widespread client base, sourcing CFOs, FDs and Executive Leadership Roles for SMEs to mid-market privately owned, PE backed and listed businesses.
“David worked with us to recruit a high calibre CFO for Novo Mundo. We were looking for someone with significant experience of fundraising, knowledge of our sector and the character and personality to fit seamlessly with the rest of the Board. We also wanted someone who could start immediately. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown; David utilised his network of contacts and candidates and, together with Axon Moore’s professional research team, David presented an excellent shortlist of potential candidates. We were delighted to reach the final stage of our process with two candidates who met all of our criteria and would have appointed either. David took the time to genuinely understand our culture and requirements. His communication throughout the process was excellent and the results were first class. I would have no hesitation in working with David again and would highly recommend him and the team at Axon Moore.”
Mark Wilson, CEO, Novomundo
“Searching for a CFO of a privately-owned SME based in the Midlands, Axon Moore and David were quick to respond and produced a proposal after just one phone call which captured the requirement perfectly, was success-based and offered the flexibility to pursue two alternative solutions in parallel. The process moved quickly and within 2 months of the initial contact with David we made an offer to a candidate. We were and we continue to be very pleased. It was the smoothest and most successful recruitment process I can remember.”
Mark King, Chairman, DEA Aviation Ltd.
“Thank you David for the excellent, efficient and exemplary service by you and the Axon Moore team. I look forward to working with you again soon.”
Mohsin Chohan, Entrepreneur & CEO, HTC Healthcare and Known Nutrition