David Harris

Highly experienced strategy consultant, and Managing Director of Chevin Consultants.

David HarrisDavid is a graduate in social sciences and, prior to forming Chevin in 1997, worked for a major UK clearing bank, a firm of human resource consultants, and a large heavy engineering company. It was during this time that David qualified as an accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). David was made a Fellow of the Institute in 1992.

David’s specialist consultancy areas are business strategy development, knowledge management, cultural change and senior manager mentoring. He is also non-executive director of a number of small organisations.

David plans and manages Chevin’s major projects, and finds the talent for its project teams. He also lectures and coaches throughout the world, and writes textbooks on his specialist subjects.


  • Major strategic projects
  • Strategy training
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Business continuity and risk
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Business start-ups
  • Multinational project manager

About The Cima Guru

The CIMA Guru is the alter-ego of David Harris, author of CIMA: Pass First Time. David has been a lecturer for 20 years, and spent five years as a CIMA examiner. He is now an exam techniques specialist and freelance lecturer.

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Pass First Time

“Pass First Time!” is the ultimate guide to passing your CIMA exams. Written by a CIMA examiner, it’s packed with useful hints and tips that will help you: improve the way you study; find out just what the examiners are looking for; avoid the most common pitfalls; and, earn all the marks you deserve.

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