Mr David R Derbyshire


KPMG in the UK

David started at KPMG in 1997. Prior to joining KPMG in Aberdeen in 2010, David worked in KPMG’s London audit practice, in the shipping, airline and transport practice. In Aberdeen, David is a statutory auditor responsible for signing IFRS and UK GAAP financial statements. David’s clients in Aberdeen cover a broad range of the onshore / offshore oil and gas supply chain, from multinational rig and platform owners / operators to specialist consulting engineers looking to expand beyond the UK. Within the shipping sector, David is audit partner for P&O Ferries (the UK’s largest ferry operator) as well as a number of subsea engineering companies. Current audit clients include Stena Drilling, Ensco, Maersk Oil, Drilltech and Swire Oilfield Services within the oil and gas sector and P&O Ferries and Fugro within the shipping and subsea sectors. David’s professional experience is strongly audit focused, with substantial IFRS and UK GAAP financial reporting knowledge at group and operating company level. David’s client work has ranged from large global FTSE 100 clients to a number of growing private companies, reporting both under IFRS and UK accounting standards.

Areas of expertise


Education and qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant with the Institute of England and Wales

  • First Class degree in Law (University of London)

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  • Aberdeen, GB

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