David Irish

b. bus sc (hons) ca(sa) (university of cape town)

David is a Chartered Accountant (SA) by qualification and a seasoned treasury professional with the battle scars of leading and managing entrepreneurial businesses and global supply chains. David’s treasury experience has been gained through auditing some of the larger corporate and banking treasuries in South Africa with Deloitte, three years as a treasury analyst in bp’s global treasury in London and managing treasury risks at the coal-face of small and medium sized businesses back in South Africa.

During his time at bp, David was involved in currency and interest rate risk management, assessing the impact of FAS 133 on bp’s SEC reporting, the integration of the treasury operations of two large acquisitions in the US, and serving as the bp representative on the WallStreetSystems (treasury management system) user group for motivation of system enhancements and FAS133 readiness. This user group included treasury representatives from Ford, Siemens, Nokia, Proctor & Gamble and Hewlett Packard. David is responsible for overall business development throughout the group.

His passion is guiding clients along their journey towards the enlightening realisation of how much value proper foreign exchange and cash flow risk management can add to a business.