David Haigh

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Brand Finance

David Haigh is a pioneer in brand valuation, developing real value numbers that empower companies to understand exactly how much their brands are worth. Since founding Brand Finance Plc nearly three decades ago, David has led the company’s global expansion from its London headquarters to more than twenty countries, firmly establishing him as the world’s leading expert on brand value, strength, and management strategy. David represented the British Standards Institution in the working parties responsible for crafting international industry standards: ISO 10668 on Brand Valuation in 2010 and ISO 20671 on Brand Evaluation in 2019.

David is a passionate writer and has authored many articles on brand valuation, published in numerous marketing and finance newspapers and magazines, such as: Financial Times, Accountancy Age, and Marketing Week. He has also lectured on the topic of brand valuation for Harvard, Chicago, and London Business Schools.

David graduated from Bristol University with an English degree, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has a practising certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).