David Walsh

CEO & Founder, KPMG Crimsonwing

David is a highly successful and experienced CEO in the Technology Sector. After an early career in IBM in 1996, David founded Crimsonwing, an international software and services business. Crimsonwing listed in 2008 and was subsequently acquired by KPMG in 2015. David worked as Managing Director in KPMG International until 2019.

David created a solution center in Malta, helping to initiate Malta as an ICT European hub and which has since attracted over 400 IT-related businesses there. In 2010 David was awarded Malta Order of Merit for services to the Maltese economy.

David is Managing Partner of Flamefinch Partners LLP, Chairman of Supernotes (a leading collaborative learning solution), and Chairman of the Malta Business Network (UK).

David is also King’s College London’s first Entrepreneur in Residence – helping to advise and mentor 20 selected start-ups per year in the Accelerator at King’s Entrepreneurial Institute. David funds the David Walsh scholarships at King’s to recognise personal growth, leadership, and the development of team skills in entrepreneurship.

David was the winner of the Helen Hudson Award, King’s Alumni of the Year, 2020.