David Smyth

David Smyth


I am a highly experienced, commercial and growth-focused Finance Director. I have proven success in improving business performance and delivering significant growth in shareholder value, most notably within the Telecom, Technology and IT Software sectors. My Director roles at Orange, Golden Telecom and Macro 4 demonstrate this and my ability to be a highly effective and creative Board contributor.

I am strong operationally and provide clear leadership and insight. I have a natural ability to think creatively, with a clear view of long-term strategic objectives supported by focused operational understanding and management.

My experience includes M&A, fund raising, investor management, strategic planning, commercial development and the complete range of operational and financial responsibilities associated with a widely defined, Board-levelCFO role. This includes responsibility for the IT and HR functions and for Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance work.

Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2007 - Mar 2009

Group CFO

Macro 4
May 2006 - Feb 2008

Non-Executive Director

Golden Telecom

Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Special Independent Committee.

Jun 2003 - Dec 2007

Chief Executive

Integrated Health Consultancy

CEO and CFO of a small, private Health Group, focused on Integrated, preventative and holistic medicine. The Group (operating mainly as The Diagnostic Clinic) is owned by the former CEO of Orange who invited me to run the business.

Jul 1992 - May 2003

Group Director of Strategic and Investor Services

Orange plc


Sep 1986 - May 1988


Middlesex Business School

Part-time MBA course

1978 - 1981

BA (hons)

University of Ulster




Chartered Institute of Management Accountants