Member of Council
Following an executive career in international organizations in the private and NGO sectors, David now has a portfolio of non-executive director and trustee board roles.
David is Chair of Anthesis Group, International Alert, the Joffe Charitable Trust, and the Transparency International UK Advisory Council. He is also the Senior Independent Director of Drax Group plc; a board member of the International Budget Partnership; and a member of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England.
David was formerly CEO of The Elders; CEO of WWF-UK and Chair of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative; and CEO of the global anti-corruption organization Transparency International based in Berlin.
Prior to that he was FD of Oxfam, and headed up Oxfam’s operations in India for a period; and CFO of European packaging business Field Group plc, through its management buyout and subsequent successful flotation. Having originally qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC, he moved into venture capital with 3i, and then into manufacturing.
David has previously served as Chair of Traidcraft plc; Vice-Chair of Shared Interest; Chair of Transparency International UK; Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council; and on the Marks & Spencer plc Executive Advisory Board on Sustainability.
David has two degrees in theology, one in finance, and an honorary doctorate.