David Kelham is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has held Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles in major UK based companies for 24 of his 34 year executive career covering 48 different countries.
As Chief Finance Officer of the respective Boards he helped to successfully grow and transform seven organisations, including six PLCs. In 2010, he was nominated by one of the leading accounting firms as ‘an outstanding international Chief Finance Officer’.
His mother lived with Alzheimer’s for 10 years before her death in 2011. His mother-in-law died in January 2021, again after a long period of dementia. David was honorary Treasurer and Trustee of the Alzheimer’s Society from September 2015-March 2017. David was a member of the Scout Association for 40 years, rising to Explorer Scout Commissioner before retiring. He is also a past member and Chairman in the Round Table organisation, and a member and past Chairman of the Ex-Round Tablers’ Association.
David has been involved in 25 commercial acquisitions across the telecommunications, travel, retail and infrastructure sectors, three disposals and the establishment of international joint ventures.