David D’Arcy, Making Strategy Happen | Vistage Chair | North East
Chair Bio

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.

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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.

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings

Designed to help results-driven key executives build leadership skills and bring new thinking, new ideas and new strategies to the table - in a trusted peer group environment.

The Vistage Key Executive Program empowers you to become a stronger asset to your CEO and team. Benefit from sharing a peer group perspective, expert insights and executive coaching to give you with the knowledge, strategic thinking and confidence you need for the fast-changing business environment of today’s modern organisation.

Join up to 16 successful executives from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds and build your skills through challenging discussions, fresh perspectives on the key executive role, strategies to help your business grow, and expert guidance, learning and coaching from Vistage speakers.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings