David Devlin was elected Chairman of the ECGI in 2014. He was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin until 30 September 2012. He continued with the PwC global network for a further year. He was a lead Partner for PwC's global interaction with governments, regulators and international organisations and most recently Leader, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for PwC’s network firms in Europe.
David was a member of the European Commission’s European Corporate Governance Forum from 2005 to 2011.
David Devlin is a past President of FEE, the European Federation of Accountants, having served two terms from 2002 to 2006. FEE is the representative organisation for the accountancy profession in Europe.
He was for two terms a member of IFAC’s International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, which is responsible for the profession’s global Ethics Code. Previously he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, established to advise the European Commission and a member of the Urgent Issues Task Force of the United Kingdom Accounting Standards Board.
He has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and with honorary life membership by both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.
He is a director of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and a member of the Board of Management of CBC Monkstown. He is a member of the Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority, appointed by the government to support and enhance public confidence in the accountancy profession through effective, independent supervision.