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David Butler

David Butler

Our voice on assurance innovation


David’s role in LR is to drive a faster pace of product and service innovation within BA&IS – aligned with, and harnessing the wider Data Digital innovation activities across LR Group. He is continually refining and implementing the BA&IS innovation and technology strategy.

David is a senior business professional with extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Chief Technology Officer at Acoura, a technology led food assurance private equity buy and build, for five years. In 2016 Acoura was acquired by Lloyd's Register and it is now a key component of its expanding food division.

Since July 2018, Innovation & Technology Director for the Business Assurance and Inspection Services division of Lloyd’s Register. Technical expertise includes Innovation and Digital portfolio management, compliance monitoring solutions, large scale government IT projects and supply chain management systems.

In previous ventures he has combined a strong entrepreneurial drive with solid management, interpersonal and technical ability.


A theoretical physicist by background with a 1st from the University of Edinburgh, published articles include work on Packet Formation in Sports in the journal Nature. Past national projects have also required David to join ministerial task forces and contribute to national working groups on the technology components of topics such as animal disease control and anti-microbial usage.

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