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David Armstrong

David ArmstrongDavid Armstrong - Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 28 November 2013. After graduating from Southampton University with First Class Honours in Mathematics and its Applications, David worked in the banking sector before taking up a position as a Systems Engineer with GEC-Marconi in 1983.

During his 30 years in the Aerospace and Defence Sector he worked in a number of Engineering and Project Manager Roles. In 1999 he was appointed as the Alenia Marconi Systems Ltd Business Improvement, ICT and Quality Director and since that time has held board level positions in a number of multinational Defence Businesses, most recently working for Finmeccanica as UK Vice President of Quality. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and of the Chartered Quality Institute and is  a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Quality Professional.

David has also served on a number of policy making committees including Engineering UK's Business and Industry Panel and as a Trustee of the Chartered Quality Institute.

He has recently completed a part-time role as Head of Profession at the Chartered Quality Institute where he was responsible for developing the Profession and raising its profile across academia and the public and private sectors.