David Goodfellow

Divisional Director for Business Assurance within the UK

Divisional Director for Business Assurance within the UK

David Goodfellow

Divisional Director for Business Assurance within the UK

What is your academic/industrial background?

I have worked in the certification industry for many years and in 2022, I achieved a distinction for my MBA at the University of Strathclyde Business School. The MBA process with Strathclyde University was a fantastic experience for my development. I learnt a great deal about myself and the qualities I can bring to the business.

What was the route of your interest in Business Assurance?

Luck brought me to the industry when I joined one of the world's biggest certification companies. This developed a passion in helping customers improve how they do business.

What are your main areas of expertise?

One of my main areas of expertise is ISO Certification (including ISO 14001ISO 45001 and ISO 90001 certification). I'm also heavily involved with audit services and also audit training. TÜV SÜD Academy in the UK has a great range of quality management training courses such as:

What specific tasks and responsibilities does your job entail?

Business development and sales of our portfolio of certification services.

What are your current key projects and who are your key clients?

Growth of the division within the UK.

What most excites/interests you about your role?

Passionate about supporting our customers to improve.

What exciting developments have you seen in the company since you started?

The growth and progression of the division within the UK. TÜV SÜD Academy is growing quickly and we now have over 150 professional training courses covering 12 industry sectors.

What future trends do you see developing in your area of work?

Second party supply chain audits will become more prevalent, and the structure of these audits will have a focus on sustainability.

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