David Stoddard

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), David’s role is to lead operational implementation and focus on transformation projects within our non-client facing business areas. David plays a key role in evolving our culture of innovation, helping to shape our strategy and add value to clients and the business as a whole.

David brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, working in a number of strategic leadership roles within the financial services industry. His expertise and drive have helped businesses run more efficiently, reach new markets and navigate industry changes.

A driving force behind Barnett Waddingham’s culture of innovation and robust execution, David’s decision to join was greatly influenced by our reputation for independence – always putting our people and our clients first. 

He is a member of the Firm’s Management Board, Finance Committee and chairs the Professional, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • working closely with our Senior Partner, Andrew Vaughan, on all aspects of running Barnett Waddingham as a business
  • helping to determine a clear strategy for the firm, ensuring that ways of working, culture and structure support that strategy and that the implementation plans are all aligned
  • helping in the development of partners and associates to ensure the expectations we have to thrive as a firm are met and for the senior people to act as role models at all times
  • driving the support elements of the business to ensure that HR, IT, Marketing, Governance and Finance are challenged to deliver efficiently and effectively as required by the partners

Hear David discussing his experiences in growing a consulting practice in this episode of Climb In Consulting:

Climb In Consulting · Episode 77 - David Stoddard - Barnett Waddingham


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