David Nussbaum became Chief Executive of WWF-UK in May 2007. As well as leading the UK organisation, he also Chairs the international WWF Network’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, and sits on the WWF Global Network Executive Team.
After studying theology, David qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse, and moved into venture capital with 3i. He then worked in manufacturing industry, latterly as Finance Director of the quoted European packaging business Field Group plc through its management buyout and subsequent successful flotation. He joined Oxfam in 1997 as Finance Director and a Deputy Chief Executive, and in 2000 was seconded for six months to head up Oxfam’s operations in India. In 2002, David joined Transparency International, the leading global anti-corruption organisation, where he was Chief Executive based in Berlin until 2007.
Between 1991 and 2006, David was a non-executive director and later Chair of Traidcraft plc, and he is currently a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator and of the fair trade organisation Shared Interest Society. David is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Committee, sits on the Marks & Spencer Executive Advisory Board on Sustainability, and is currently Chair of the ACCA’s Global Forum for Sustainability. He is also a trustee of Transparency International UK, and of the Anabaptist Network.
David has degrees in theology from Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, an MSc in Finance from London Business School, and an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University.
David was born in 1958; he and his wife have four adult children, and live in Buckinghamshire.