Since being named by Thomson Reuters as the UK’s top social influencer in risk, compliance and regtech in 2017, David Doughty (@DavidDoughty) has regularly featured as a social media influencer – one of the “Top 100 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2020“, a member of the “Refinitiv Social 100” and one of the “The Planet Compliance Top 50 RegTech Influencers“.

He is a Corporate Governance expert and business mentor who works with company directors to assist them in building their boards and ensuring they are as effective as they possibly can be. David discusses a range of topics online, from corporate governance to compliance and risk management.

David is Chief Executive of excellencia, the corporate governance experts, providing Board effectiveness and Leadership development services to organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, he is also the founder of NEDworks, the network for Non-Executive Directors. He is a director of Executive Transitions Network, an organisation that supports those who are changing career or are embarking on or already have a portfolio career and he also chairs the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare which promotes triple-bottom-line sustainability in healthcare.

David is the Governance Consultant for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and is a director of Talent4Boards Inc. He writes about Corporate Governance for Board Agenda magazine and the Corporate Governance Institute and has contributed to a number of publications and web-sites.

Previously he chaired the Thames Valley Health Innovation and Education Cluster (TV HIEC), a publicly funded partnership authorised by the Department of Health to improve innovation and education within the NHS across the Thames Valley and was Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership (OEP) – a partnership between private, public and voluntary sectors, which was responsible for strategic economic development across Oxfordshire and ensuring that the county was a competitive sub-region, both nationally and internationally.

David is an entrepreneurial sales and marketing specialist with strong analytical and commercial skills. He has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in both the private and public sectors and is also a consultant at Board level to multi-national organisations.

A physicist and engineer by training, David has started and developed a number of businesses latterly in the IT sector. He was one of the first people in the country to become a Chartered Director and holds a Masters in Company Direction from Leeds Business School.

David is a former Vice-Chair and governor of Abingdon and Witney College, a past chairman of the Oxfordshire branch of the Institute of Directors and a former Vice-Chair and non-executive director of the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust



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