Independent Business Adviser and Non Executive Director

David Grace

Chair of Common Purpose Charitable Trust

David is an independent business adviser and non-executive director, with a focus on social enterprise. He currently carries out a number of advisory roles, mainly providing strategic and consulting advice, as well as mentoring to professionals.

Until his retirement, David was a senior partner at PwC, where he held a variety of UK and global leadership roles within Financial Services. In his final role, he was the Global Head of Financial Crime and a member of PwC’s Global Financial Services Leadership team. He also held a number of positions focused on people development, marketing and communications. He has always been an advocate for developing people’s leadership skills, both for their own benefit, and to help create environments in which others can thrive.

David has been a Trustee of Common Purpose Charitable Trust (CPCT) since 2017 and was Chair of the CPCT Audit & Risk Committee. He has had a long involvement with Common Purpose, dating back to its original formation, with what was then Coopers & Lybrand. Over the years, he has provided ongoing PwC help and assistance. 

David is a past Trustee of Clarity & Co., a social enterprise which supported people who are visually impaired and disabled. Other non-executive roles include acting as a Special Advisor to the Audit Committee at Charity Bank, an ethical bank, and being an Audit Committee member at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.

David has a law degree from Southampton University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.