Contact David Heard


David qualified as an accountant whilst working in London for an investment firm. He then went on to work in the international investment banking divisions of Citi and HSBC, where he gained extensive experience as a business unit manager and COO. He currently works full-time with the UK Pensions Regulator as a covenant and financial analyst.

David completed his MBA degree with Oxford Brookes University in September 2022. His dissertation concerned the phenomenon of ‘Search Fund’ investment vehicles in the UK. Immediately upon graduating from the MBA, David joined Cranfield as a DBA research student.

Current activities

David is currently researching entrepreneurial decision making and intent, and capital structures in relation to management buy-ins/buyouts. The aim is to apply the fruits of this research to a live situation.