David Nussbaum, Senior Independent Director

David brings a wealth of experience in international development and environmental, community and charitable matters.

David’s extensive experience in international development and environmental matters, in addition to his prior experience as Finance Director of a UK listed industrial company, is of significant value to Drax and contributes to the Board’s discussions and understanding in the perspectives of and engagement undertaken with stakeholders.

David holds a portfolio of other Board appointments, including at the Value Reporting Foundation and the International Budget Partnership, and is a member of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England, and the Advisory Council of Transparency International UK.

His executive career has included being the Chief Executive of The Elders, of WWF-UK and of Transparency International.  He was previously Finance Director and Deputy CEO of Oxfam, and Finance Director of Field Group plc. In a non-executive capacity, David has been Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Vice-Chair of Shared Interest Society, Chair of Traidcraft plc and a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator Limited.

David is a chartered accountant, and has Masters in Theology from both Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Appointment to the Board:

  • 1 August 2017

Committee membership:

  • Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees

External appointments:

  • The Value Reporting Foundation (Board member and Chair of the Finance and Compensation Committee)
  • The International Budget Partnership (Member of the Board)
  • The Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England (Member)