Support Staff Governor David Burton, FCA, BA, who is QE’s Head of Finance, spent 30 years working in insurance and reinsurance.
An Old Elizabethan (1971–1978), he studied English and History at university and then trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
His long involvement with insurance and reinsurance businesses (underwriting companies, intermediaries, service companies and Lloyd’s syndicates) included work as an auditor, advisor and financial manager. This period culminated in his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of an insurance and reinsurance company dealing with a portfolio of claims issues.
After a break from the business world, he returned to QE as Head of Finance in May 2016 and has been a Governor since October of that year.