Contribution and experience
David holds a portfolio of Board appointments, including as Chair of Anthesis Group, of International Alert and of the Joffe Trust. He also serves as a member of the Board (‘Council’) of Chatham House, and of the International Budget Partnership; is President of the Advisory Council of Transparency International UK; and is a member of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England.
David’s executive career 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 CFO of Field Group plc. In a non-executive capacity, David has been Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Deputy Chair of Shared Interest Society, a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator Limited, and Chair of Traidcraft plc.
David is a chartered accountant, and has a Masters in Theology from both Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
David’s extensive experience in international development and environmental matters, in addition to his prior experience as CFO of a UK listed industrial company, is of significant value to Drax and contributes to the Board’s discussions and understanding of the perspectives of and engagement undertaken with stakeholders.
Appointment to the Board:
- Member of the Audit Committee
- Member of the Nomination Committee
- Anthesis Group (Chair)
- International Alert (Chair)
- Joffe Charitable Trust (Chair)
- Chatham House (Member of the Board)
- International Budget Partnership (Member of the Board)
- Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England (Member)
- Advisory Council of Transparency International UK (President)