Dave Acutt is the Finance Director of Leeward Management Limited. He serves as an independent board member of Cayman Islands investment funds, investment managers, and technology companies.
In these pivotal roles, Dave's focus is on corporate governance with an emphasis on finance, audit, cyber security, and compliance matters.
Dave's client boards benefit from his experience with entity formation, management, operations, business processes, and regulatory advisory.
He has served as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles with AUM, ranging from emerging manager levels to multi-billion dollar investment groups.
Prior to joining Leeward, Dave was the Finance and IT Director and CIO with one of the longest standing Corporate Service providers in the Cayman Islands.
Dave began his career with Deloitte South Africa, spending terms at Deloitte in Prague, Toronto, and the Cayman Islands, respectively, before becoming the Finance and Operations Manager at the Maples Group.
He is passionate about sports and believes in its ability to develop and improve the well-being of communities. In support of this drive, he serves as the treasurer of the Cayman Junior Rugby Charitable Trust, which focuses on engaging youth from all walks of life in the sport of rugby.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Honours in Finance with a Certified Theory of Accounting from the University of Cape Town and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, respectively.
He is an approved person, and Professional Director registered pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Act, 2014. Dave holds South African, United Kingdom, and British Overseas Territories Citizenship and is a Permanent Resident of the Cayman Islands.