The directors of Classic Technology comprise:
- David Maxwell
- Ian Hargrave
- Andrew Page
Ian Hargrave and Andrew Page worked in the Asset Finance practice of Anderson Consulting before forming CHP Consulting (now Alfa) in 1990.
David Maxwell is the founder of Classic Technology and creator of Classic lease evaluation software. Previously he was Director of Lease Accounting and Evaluation at KPMG and he continues to provide lease advisory services through Classic Technology.
David has been involved in leasing and asset finance throughout his career, primarily advising on accounting and evaluation issues. This has covered the entire range of leasing activities from big ticket leasing to contract hire, including assisting with the structuring of leases (such as leases of aircraft, ships, rail cars and property) and the valuation of leasing portfolios and/or leasing companies in connection with their acquisition and/or disposal.
David was a member of the Joint IASB and FASB Working Group which assisted in the development of the new lease accounting standard IFRS 16 and so is well placed to provide advice and assistance on the impact and implementation of the new standard.
He is a co-author of the Butterworths book ‘Tax and Financial Aspects of Leasing’ and the Euromoney book ‘Leasing Finance’ and he is the author of the Tolley’s Accountants’ Digests on “Accounting for Leases in the UK” and “Accounting for Leases under IFRS”. He regularly writes articles in leasing publications, speaks at conferences, lectures on courses and has been involved in various working parties of the UK Finance and Leasing Association.