David is our Executive Director of Development, where he leads fundraising strategy and income generation. Since joining in 2012, he has developed a diverse range of funding partnerships to launch and grow world-leading projects including our initiatives on renewables (RE100), energy productivity (EP100) and electric vehicles (EV100,) as well as the Under2 Coalition and its Climate Footprint Project and Energy Transition Platform.
With nearly fifteen years of fundraising experience, David specialises in strategic business development and philanthropic giving, particularly in building high-value partnerships with foundations, governments, major donors and corporates. Prior to joining the Climate Group, David worked in fundraising in the medical research sector.
He holds masters degrees in Social Anthropology and International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and wrote a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics.