Appointed Chairman in July 2017, David is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
David began his career at Swire Pacific in 1981, working in various roles in Australia, Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. In 1986 he moved into the financial sector, first to James Capel, where he set up and managed research and sales desks in London and Tokyo specialising in Asian derivatives products, and then in 1995 to Fidelity Investments, where he was head of its emerging markets funds and then president of its Institutional UK/EMEA business. In 2005, David joined Odey Asset Management as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held for eight years before moving to a non-executive director role from 2013 to 2014. David is currently a director and co-founder of IMM Associates and Chairman of Hermes Investment Management.