David Lindsell is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the audit committee of Drax Group and a Trustee and Chair of the audit committee of Cancer Research UK.
He was a partner at Ernst & Young for nearly 30 years, and was a board member of the firm and chaired its audit committee. David was a Trustee of the British Museum and a governor of St Albans School, and has served as a non-executive director of four listed companies.
David has also served as Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel and on a number of professional bodies relating to the accounting profession, including the IFRS Advisory Council, the board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group and the Auditing Practices Board. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.