David D’Arcy

North East, Vistage Chair

David is now on his third career. Following 30 highly successful years in banking at HSBC and 10 further years as a director of Grorud Group, a Norwegian engineering group, he became a Vistage Chair in 1998.

A specialist in making strategy happen, financial planning, coaching and facilitation, he has a reputation for his ‘no nonsense’ approach to problem solving.

As one of his members says, “David’s core strength is his ability to listen, not pass judgement and then help you make the right decision”. In addition, David has also had experience in the NHS, chaired a national housing association, and sat as a Magistrate.

A specialist in making strategy happen, business coaching and facilitation

Since starting with Vistage David has been involved with just over 110 different businesses in the North East which in most instances have gone on to achieve amazing results. Vistage works because in every group and in every meeting, no topic is off-limits. If you are willing to talk candidly about the tough decisions you face, fellow members will rally around you, listen, ask tough questions and bring to bear every resource they have to help you grow as a leader and improve the workings of your business. When our members have access to new perspectives – whether from fellow business peers, their Vistage Chair, or expert speakers – they expand their view beyond their company walls in a way that traditional executive leadership training just can’t offer.

A family man with two grown up children, David also has his own consultancy business & is the Chairman of two highly successful manufacturing businesses.