David Sheppard joined the Board of Sussex Enterprise in January 2013, became Chairman in April 2015, and lives and works in Hove.
He is a Founder Director of D-RiSQ Ltd (2012- ), a Worcestershire based SME which is changing the way the world develops systems and software. D-RiSQ provides consultancy, and is developing automated tools, to ensure that systems are fault and bug free and the requisite evidence is provided to the regulatory authorities.
Prior to this David was the COO at Ricardo UK Ltd, the Shoreham based automotive consultancy and manufacturer (2011-2014), Managing Consultant at QinetiQ (2009-2011) and the VP of Business Development for Proudfoot Consulting, the business transformation specialist (2005-2009).
Before moving into the Consultancy field David had a career in Aerospace, Defence and Marine. He was Managing Director of Thales Airborne Systems and Racal Defence Electronics (2000-2004) based in Crawley and before that MD for Smiths Industries based in Cheltenham and North East London.
Graduated as an electronics engineer and business economist, David is an alumni of the London Business School and has a special interest in international trade. He is a keen golfer and an enthusiastic spectator of Sussex sports teams.