David Hesketh


Phone: +44 7948 549430

Email: hesketh.d@gmail.com


David is an educator and innovator in the world of customs and trade. After 42 years’ service he retired from UK Customs in May 2017 as Head of Customs Research and Development.

He has extensive international and operational customs experience having worked with a wide range of organisations including UK Customs, the World Customs Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, UNCTAD, UN CEFACT and the Department for International Development. From 2005 to 2008 he worked in the private sector as Revenue Business Development Director with Crown Agents and from 2016 to 2018 for British Maritime Technology as UK Work Package Leader in the EU funded CORE Project and for Uniserve Group in the Supply Chain Academy.

David holds a Master’s degree in International Customs Law and Administration from the Centre for Customs and Excise studies, University of Canberra.