Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of David English to its board as a non-executive director.
In welcoming David, Piers White, Ploughshare Chairman, commented:
“We look forward to making the most of David’s considerable Defence and finance experience combined with his engineering background.”
In response, David English added:
“I’m really looking forward to working further with Ploughshare and enabling them to continue to achieve wider benefit from the work that the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory undertakes.”
David is the Finance Director at Dstl and previously was at the Ministry of Defence where he was the Head of Business Strategy & Governance, for the Department’s corporate finance team. During this time, he led on the MOD’s asset sales programme and managed the Department’s relationship with its Trading Funds, including Dstl. Before this he had a wide range of roles across Defence, including responsibility for approvals and performance management in Defence Equipment & Support, financial planning and scrutiny within MOD Centre, and was a Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary leading on equipment and personnel matters.
In 2005 he completed a Masters in Business Administration at Imperial College London. David originally joined the Ministry of Defence in 1996 having completed a BEng in Avionic Systems at Bristol University and some hands-on engineering with GEC Marconi.