Following an executive career in international organisations in the private and NGO sectors, David now has a portfolio of non-executive and trustee board roles. These include being the Senior Independent Director of Drax Group plc; Chair of the Joffe Trust; a member of the Board (‘Council’) of Chatham House; Chair of the Advisory Council of TI-UK; and a member of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England. He is also an independent Councillor on his local Parish Council.
David has previously served as Chief Executive of The Elders, of WWF-UK, and of Transparency International. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC, moved to venture capital with 3i, and then into manufacturing industry where he was CFO of the European packaging business Field Group plc.
David’s previous non-executive roles include being Chair of Traidcraft plc, Vice-Chair of Shared Interest, Chair of Transparency International UK, Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council, and a member of the Marks & Spencer plc Executive Advisory Board on Sustainability.