David has worked with us since
1984. As managing director, he has overall responsibility for financial operation and business


David Heslop

David studied architecture at Newcastle University and Heriot-Watt University, and subsequently completed an MSc in Project Management at the University of Reading. As managing director he has overall responsibility for the financial operation and business strategy of the practice. He is also managing director and chairman of Adpak Limited, ADP’s subsidiary offering multi-disciplinary services, and CORDE Ltd, a joint venture company set up between ADP, AKS Ward and KJ Tait that delivers an integrated design service enabled through BIM. David is also chair of our Indian subsidiary and a trustee of Marudyan UK, our charity that supports educational projects for below poverty line children in India. David steered the practice though its transition to employee ownership and is a director of ADP EOT Ltd the practice’s employee ownership trust.

When not at work he is a keen cyclist, a season ticket holder at Wasps and is working hard at building up his wine cellar.