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David Accorsi - Principal Consultant


David is an experienced management consultant working for >10 years across infrastructure, oil and gas, renewable energy, retail and the utility market sectors. Repeatedly recognized for his creative, conceptual and analytical talents, David has a broad and solid range of skills; strong commercial, risk and project delivery experience, and an exemplary work ethic.

David is motivated by the challenges associated with bringing together projects through the people, change, and resources required to promote and sustain progress. David aspires to be an excellent and trusted consultant. His key highlights include;

Key Achievements

  • Generated $250k in additional revenue for my account and improved client delivery satisfaction scores by 20%
  • Achieved retention of project teams on contracts through two years running whilst cost challenges were in place with oil and gas client
  • Line managed 6 people directly on project team and led the 7 person sponsor board
  • Commercially advised and delivered offshore wind publications & policy that will shape the UK & EU industry in the years to come (Crowne Estate)
  • Delivered the commercial aspects of a global R&D consortium. The research was directed towards creating a ‘next generation’ bio-fuel (Carbon Trust)
  • Delivered new station builds using an innovative and new approach through modular design construction (Southern Rail)
  • Delivered a concept and feasibility programme delivering concept designs for 11 rail stations
  • Realized key savings targets of 30% as a sub-portfolio analyst within a $50m programme (oil and gas giant)
  • Delivered within a tight financial tolerance target (0.3%) whilst managing the key portfolio finances for an IT Director (oil and gas giant)
  • Sustained cost minimization and monitored operational costs through implementing benchmarking and budgeting system within large portfolio (oil and gas giant)


BA (Honours) degree 

Open University

Business management and economics 

Advanced diploma 

American Hotels and Motels Association (USA)

Hospitality Management

Tertiary education

Christian Brothers College

Cambridge A Level: 3  Passes 

Cambridge AS Level: 3 Passes 

GCSE’s: 8 Passes


Portfolio, programme and project management
Senior stakeholder management and business engagement 
Financial planning, cost benefit analysis, ROI 

Project planning  and mapping
PMO management
Enterprise risk management
Change management
Line/man management experience 
Account and business development
Governance and assurance of business change programmes/projects

Highlighted sector experience:

David has worked extensively across various sectors but has principally worked in;

  • Infrastructure
  • Renewables
  • Oil & Gas

Delivery Portfolio

1. Government

EGCC Town Quarter Master Plan 

Project Value: Confidential 

David led a commission that produced the planning context and master plan for the ‘station quarter’ at East Grinstead

NCC, Target Operating Model

Project Value: Confidential

David delivered the first phase of a ‘Target Operating Model’. It analysed a Council’s property portfolio maturity and assessed its readiness to embark on a major change programme. This diagnostic exercise at the set-up stage enabled the agreement on key assurance targets.

2. Infrastructure


Project Value: ~£50m

David was commissioned as Project Manager, delivering a rail infrastructure dilapidations programme across 125 stations.

Network Rail

Project value: £17.5M

David was a project manager, delivering a programme of detailed designs & tenders (GRIP 1 – 5) on a multi-facetted and complex programme of Network Rail properties and stations.

High Speed 2

Project Value: Confidential

David was commissioned as the senior risk manager for Phase 1, London area of the HS2 programme.

Southern Railway, NSIP

Project value: £4M

David was responsible for the project management and delivery of two modular designed stations.

Ashfords Future Plc.

Project value: £2.6M

As a project manager, David’s commission responsibility and main focus was on the commercial aspects (NEC3 PSC/ECC) of delivering a forecourt masterplan at Ashford station.

Carbon Trust, Future Blends

David was commissioned as the lead client representative for a R&D ‘bio-fuel’ project. David headed the projects commercial, and change activities.

Crown Estate, Round 3 lease

David was accountable for delivering a number of economic, offshore wind publications which will seek to shape the commercial future of the UK & EU offshore wind supply chain.

3. Oil & Gas

BP, End of Serviceable Life programme

Project value: £ N/A

David was commissioned as a lead consultant providing scope and risk services for an ‘End of Serviceable Life’ programme. David led multiple workshops and stakeholders in order for the programme to better understand their scope and risk profiles.

BP, Chili Programme

Project value: £ 500m

David worked as the lead PMO managing wider stakeholders, risk, change and issues on a global transformational programme. David designed key control processes & Governance which included the planning processes and reporting aspects of the programme. He managed 6 Project managers associated with deployment.

BP, Cross Functional Portfolio:

Project value: £ 50m

David was a sub-portfolio analyst for a cross functional business portfolio. He managed the financials for a budget of ~$50 million and entailed the financial control, reporting, forecasting, and auditing on the Opex, Capex and Revex profile for 10 business domains in the upstream area. Accountabilities extended into the overall risk and contingency management of the programmes as well as assurance of stage gates.