David is a senior corporate partner at the law firm Reed Smith, and was previously global chair of Reed Smith’s Business and Finance Department.
David also supports and works on a pro bono basis for various organisations. He is a founding trustee and secretary of Theirworld and a director of the Global Business Coalition for Education. In addition, David represents the Global Business Coalition for Education as representative of the private sector on the board of the Global Partnership for Education, which is a US$4 billion fund supporting education in over 65 developing countries and hosted by the World Bank. He spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2018 to launch the International Finance Facility for Education which is expected to raise several billion dollars to help educate 700 million children. David also represents the private sector on UNICEF’s Global Education Monitoring Report’s Advisory Board.
In June 2017 David was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to children’s charity and advocating corporate involvement.