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David Watters

David Watters is responsible for the firm’s strategic development and operations management in Northern Ireland and the UK market.

David is a highly regarded business professional who has sat on the boards of many local companies and charities for a period extending over twenty years.  As a consequence David has a wide range of commercial and governance experience obtained through participation in a great number of sectors.

He is also skilled in corporate finance, with extensive experience in valuing, selling and buying companies across a wide range of sectors.

His corporate finance activities have included:

  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Dispute resolution
  • Investigations
  • Raising finance
  • Stock exchange and share valuations
  • Business plans and business advice

David is a registered auditor involved in providing auditor involved in providing audit, financial advisory and various business services, and has led many large assignments for public and private sector clients.

Property and Re-construction

David is currently leading the firm’s activities in the property advisory division of the firm.  This group advises clients on dealings with lending institutions and NAMA.  It also provides business review and insolvency services throughout Northern Ireland and beyond.
David is highly regarded for his entrepreneurial and advisory skills, and has a non executive director of many companies and a chairman of several.  He has particular expertise in property/construction and distribution sectors.

He is currently non-executive director of John Graham Holdings Limited, a civil engineering and construction group with a turnover exceeding £200 million and operating activities throughout the UK and Ireland.

David studied economics at university and is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

He was a founder partner, along with Rollo McClure, of McClure Watters which was formed in 1989 and under David’s leadership, it grew into one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Northern Ireland.

David is located in our Belfast office.