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David Bentley

Forename: David

Surname: Bentley

Job title: CIPFA Property Associate

Expertise: Property, Asset management, Local government

Email: david.bentley@cipfa.org


David is a professionally qualified quantity surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He has been with CIPFA since 1998 and in this time has become known as one of the leading UK experts on property and asset management within the public sector.


David is Head of Asset Management within the CIPFA group with an overall responsibility for construction, asset management and highways related networks. He is often involved UK-wide in the development of asset management practices, taking part in national working groups, advising central government and authoring asset management guidance for local authorities. As well as the above, David develops and delivers training and consultancy on construction and property, procurement and wider strategic issues to a range of bodies within the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining CIPFA he was heavily involved in the management of corporate procurement functions within two large unitary authorities together with research and policy development for ‘best value’ at a strategic level. Previous experience included all aspects of quantity surveying including traditional pre and post-contract work, grant assessment, option appraisal and project management.

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