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David Cheyne, Board Mentor, Criticaleye

David Cheyne

Board Mentor


David has developed a portfolio career that includes non-executive directorships and investments in Veropath Ltd, a telecoms software business, The Masuri Group Ltd, a sports helmet and team wear manufacturer, and Bolt Learning Ltd, an online learning & training business. David is also a Director of Discovery Investment Fund Ltd, which specialises in supporting young, ambitious, high-growth enterprises in Scotland. David was Chair of Criticaleye from 2009 to 2017 and has been a Board Mentor since 2010.

A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of finance, commercial, general management and turnaround operating experience, David has 10 years accounting, auditing and corporate finance experience with Ernst & Young.

David spent five years as CFO of the supermarket and convenience store group, Somerfield, originally when it was a Plc and then under private equity ownership prior to its sale to the Co-op in 2009. He played a key role in the initial Public to Private transaction and thereafter as part of the new executive team which rationalised and transformed the business, delivering significant value growth for the private equity shareholders on exit.