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David Akester


David qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983 having trained with KPMG in Leeds. He has over 30 years’ experience in advising family businesses across a range of industry sectors.

He became a partner with Rhodes & Co in 1987 which turned out to be a fortuitous move as that’s where he met his wife. Following the merger with Auker Horsfield, he became a partner at Auker Rhodes Accounting in 1996 and since the 1st March 2015, a partner at Naylor Wintersgill.

Outside of work, David is a keen Rotarian having joined Bradford Rotary Club in 1986 and has held the role of Treasurer for many of those years. He is currently the President Elect of Bradford Rotary Club and is due to take over the role of President in July 2017.  David is very much looking forward to the challenge of being President - which also means that he has been able to give up the Treasurer’s job! He also enjoys hacking around a golf course but in the main, prefers the role of sport spectator.

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