Chief Financial Officer | EMEA
Davoud began his career at KPMG and spent six years in the audit department working with large FTSE 100 clients including ITV plc and Cable & Wireless plc.
Davoud then moved to Reed Elsevier plc where he worked in the Group finance function, leading the financial planning department for several years and providing support to the strategy and acquisition teams on significant purchases and strategic plans to move the business from a print based business to an online business. He then moved to DTZ UK in 2011 providing financial support to the UK MD and Head of Global Corporate Services as the company embarked on a significant change programme following the acquisition of DTZ by UGL.
2000: BSc Mathematics 2:1 - Bristol University
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Colliers International, Reed Elsevier, KPMG
EMEA Finance Director
David completed his ACA qualification at Mazars LLP in 2007 before joining Colt Technology Services Ltd in 2008 as part of the UK finance team.
David moved to a regional financial, planning & analysis role in 2011, working closely with divisional sales teams before taking a role as financial controller in mid 2012.
He was then appointed finance director at the start of 2014, sharing responsibility for financial performance with the divisional MD for a €1bn revenue, multi service line, 700 FTE business unit.
David joined Colliers International in November 2015.
UK Chief Financial Officer
London - West End
I began my career at Kingston Smith LLP and spent six years in the audit and tax and legal consultancy departments.
I then moved to LSL Property Services plc where I worked in the Group finance function, leading the financial planning and analysis function of the £300m group for 3 years. Here I was involved in providing both support and project leading on a variety of strategic acquisitions for the Group as well as playing a significant role in major refinancing and supporting the retendering process of a number of significant contract wins. I also oversaw a number of system design and builld processes managing business change.