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David Accorsi - Management Consultant


David is an experienced management consultant working for >10 years across infrastructure, oil and gas, & the property market sectors.
Recognised for his creative, conceptual and analytical talents, David has a broad and solid range of skills; strong commercial, risk, programme delivery experience, and an exemplary work ethic.
David drive key programme outcomes through his key strengths. These include;

Key Strength No 1 -"setting up for success" - Programme Strategy & Setup (KS1)
Key Strength No 2 - "building the right capabilities" - PMO & Operating Models (KS2)
 Key Strength No 3 -"execution plans" - executing the strategy (KS3)

David aspires to be an excellent and trusted consultant.

Key Achievements

  • Designed the initial phase of a ‘Target Operating Model’ that set a Councils strategy for delivery of its property portfolio. Key success - Council went on to deliver schools, reorganise, and build a programme based on this strategy = KS1
  • PMO/Programme lead, designing & controlling key control processes & governance in a global transformational programme (BP).  Established an effective PMO within 4 months, including receiving a strong, positive endorsement for the improvements that were delivered from Internal Audit = KS2
  • PMO/Programme architect , designing the setup & ‘Target Operating Model’ for a major property rollout Programme (Nationwide). Programme went onto to refurbish approximately 4 bank outlets a week = KS1
  • Project Manager, delivering a rail infrastructure dilapidations programme across 125 stations (Southeastern) =KS3 
  • Project Manager, delivering the commercial aspects of a regeneration project for Ashford rail station (Southeastern) = KS3
  • Designed a cross functional property programme plan & process for one of the world’s leading retailers (Selfridges)
  • Provided risk management and quantification services for HS2
  • Led an industry benchmarking study on the benefits/learning that the Oil & Gas industry can lend to the offshore wind supply chain (Crowne Estate)
  • 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 

MSP® (2011) Practitioner

APMG International

Managing Successful Programmes

Earned Value Management™ Foundation

APMG International

Earned Value Management

Tertiary education

Christian Brothers College

Cambridge A Level: 3  Passes 

Cambridge AS Level: 3 Passes 

GCSE’s: 8 Passes

Key Technical Competencies

Programme and project management

Example clients - Southeastern Rail, Southern Rail, Network Rail, BP

· Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Example Clients - HS2

Delivery Strategy & Target Operating Models

Example Clients - Northamptonshire County Council, Nationwide 

Financial planning, cost benefit analysis, ROI

Example Clients - BP 

Project planning and mapping

Example Clients - Harrods, Selfridges

Quantitative Risk & Economic analytics

Example Clients - Heathrow & The Crown Estate

Staekholder management across all Organisation levels

Example Clients - Welsh Water

Governance and assurance of business change programmes/projects

Example Clients - HMRC

Line/man management experience


Account and business development


Systems and tools capability

  • Systems and tools capability
  • Microsoft office & project
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Economic analysis & benchmarking
  • @Risk
  • Primivera
  • Salesforce

Delivery Portfolio

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.


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.

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.