David Nussbaum, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Contribution and Experience

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 International Budget Partnership, Chatham House, and the Joffe Trust; and is a member of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England, and Chair of 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, 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 Masters in Theology from both Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Appointment to the Board: 

August 2017

External appointments:

  • Chatham House (Member of the Board)
  • The International Budget Partnership (Member of the Board)
  • The Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England (Member)
  • Advisory Council of Transparency International UK (Chair)