David Nussbaum has been the Chief Executive of peace and human rights organisation The Elders since October 2016. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of WWF-UK, a role he took on in 2007. He is also non-executive Chair of Transparency International UK, and sits on the Marks & Spencer Executive Advisory Board on Sustainability and the Board of the IIRC.

David originally qualified with Price Waterhouse, moved into venture capital with 3i, and then into manufacturing, latterly as FD of Field Group plc through its management buyout and subsequent successful flotation. He joined Oxfam in 1997 as FD and a Deputy CEO and was later seconded to head up Oxfam’s operations in India. In 2002 David joined Transparency International, the leading global anti-corruption organisation as Chief Executive based in Berlin.

David’s non-executive roles have included being Chair of Traidcraft plc, and Vice-Chair of Shared Interest.

He has two degrees in theology, one in finance, and an honorary doctorate.