David retired as an adviser on financial aspects of the energy and infrastructure sectors, working with government and private sector worldwide. He became independent in 2009 after a 25-year career with Morgan Stanley and other investment banks, based in London and New York. He has advised on projects in the US, UK, wider Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
He has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University (1969) and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School (1984).
His current voluntary positions are: Hon Treasurer of Network for Africa; trustee of the Lynams Educational Foundation; trustee of the NFL Trust; and Hon Secretary of the Iran Society. Until recently he was Hon Treasurer of the British Institute of Persian Studies. David became a Trustee in March 2018.