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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 and in 1999 he was appointed as the Alenia Marconi Systems Ltd Business Improvement, ICT and Quality Director. Since that time he has held board level positions in a number of multi-national Defence Businesses, primarily with responsibility for Governance and Business Improvement.

David spent the last part of his full-time professional career working as the "Head of Profession" at the Chartered Quality Institute where he was responsible for re-positioning the profession into one focused on Governance, Assurance and Improvement and raising its profile across academia and the public and private sectors.

Since 2016 David has focused on his UH Bristol NED role, occasionally accepting Interim Directorships when matched to his experience and interests.

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