Davide Padovani

Davide Padovani MSCI, ACA, ACCA, MBA, PGCHE, FHEA, B. Econ. (Hons), B. Acc. (Hons)

Senior Lecturer

Davide is a highly respected and experienced Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, boasting a distinguished career in both professional practice and academia. His expertise and unwavering commitment are evident through his various prominent positions within the University, where he consistently strives to enhance the student experience and maintain exceptional quality standards.

As the Programme Director for BA Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Accounting and Business Analytics, and Deputy Programme Director for MSc Accounting and Finance, Davide assumes a leadership role in the development and delivery of relevant, comprehensive, and inclusive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Under his guidance, students receive a rigorous and well-rounded education that empowers them to excel in their future careers within the dynamic landscape of modern business practices, accounting, and finance.

Davide's contributions extend beyond programme development, as he also serves as the Head of Accreditations for Accounting Professional Bodies and Quality Lead. In these roles, he plays a pivotal part in upholding the highest quality standards in accounting education. Davide ensures that the school's programmes consistently align with industry requirements and maintain accreditation from esteemed professional bodies. His dedication and expertise are invaluable in upholding the ongoing excellence of accounting education at the school.

With extensive international professional experience in Corporate Finance, Banking, Management Consultancy, and Assurance, Davide brings a wealth of real-world insights to his teaching. His expertise spans a wide range of subjects, including Finance, Accounting, Corporate Governance, Assurance, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Economics. Davide has shared his knowledge at esteemed higher education institutions both in the UK and abroad, enriching the educational experience of his students.

Davide's warm and friendly approach fosters an engaging and supportive learning environment that is highly regarded for its ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice. He goes above and beyond to ensure that students not only grasp complex concepts but also understand how to apply them in practical scenarios. Davide's commitment to cultivating a dynamic environment is evident in his promotion of excellence, ethical practices, and sustainability, which contribute to the overall development of his students.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer and Module Leader in several Accounting and Finance courses
  • Programme Director - BA Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Accounting and Business Analytics
  • Deputy Programme Director - MSc Accounting and Finance
  • Head of Accreditations - Accounting Professional Bodies
  • Quality Lead - Accounting and Finance
  • Sustainability Team Member
  • Personal Tutor