David Nussbaum

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. 

He is chair of the Joffe Charitable Trust, and of the Transparency International UK Advisory Council; 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.