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David Holt

David Holt

David joined the Board in September 2015 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

He is an experienced Finance Director with over 20 year's experience at Board level in the private sector, working both in the UK and overseas. He has a strong background in corporate governance, risk management, audit and commercial property.

Prior to joining Hanover David fulfilled a range of roles at Land Securities Plc,  including Finance Director for the Retail Division and Group Director of Finance. He was Chair of Merton Regen, part of Circle Housing Association from February to December 2016.

He was Group Chief Auditor of Coats plc, Finance Director of Jaeger Fashion Retail and has held senior roles in Unilever plc.

David is currently Deputy Chairman of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Chair of their Audit Committee. He is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He is Senior Independent Director of Whittington Health. In 2016 he was appointed a Non Executive Director of the Planning Inspectorate.

David has a First Class Economics and Geography degree and is a Chartered Management Accountant.