David Nussbaum: The World’s Big Problems – Is Business a Player or a Passenger?

Insights London
Date:
31 October 2017
Time:
5.30pm for 6pm, concluding by 7.30pm, followed by a cocktail reception
Location:
London
Speaker/s:
David Nussbaum
Members:
Free
Non-members:
Free
Student:
Free

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Please join us for this year’s Annual Lecture to be given by David Nussbaum on 31 October 2017 in London.  David’s talk is entitled The World’s Big Problems: is Business a Player or a Passenger?

David Nussbaum is Chief Executive at The Elders - an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights, founded by Nelson Mandela and now chaired by Kofi Annan.

David’s varied career started as a trainee CA with Price Waterhouse, moved through venture capital and a manufacturing flotation, to NGOs such as Oxfam, WWF and Transparency International.  He is also a member of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting Council.  Unusually, David has two degrees in theology, one in finance, and an honorary doctorate.

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David Nussbaum

David Nussbaum

Chief Executive, The Elders

David became Chief Executive at The Elders in October 2016.  The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights, founded by Nelson Mandela and now chaired by Kofi Annan.

Prior to that, David was Chief Executive of WWF-UK from 2007 and chaired WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative.  He is also non-executive Chair of Transparency International UK, and a member of the Board of the IIRC.

David originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, moved into venture capital with 3i, and then into manufacturing, latterly as FD of Field Group plc through its management buyout and subsequent successful flotation.  

He joined Oxfam in 1997 as FD and a Deputy CEO and was later seconded to head up Oxfam’s operations in India.  In 2002 David joined Transparency International, the leading global anti-corruption organisation, as Chief Executive based in Berlin.  

David has also been non-executive Chair of Traidcraft plc, and a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator and of Shared Interest.

David has two degrees in theology, one in finance, and an honorary doctorate. He and his wife have four adult children and live in the UK.

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Location

London
Stationers Hall, Ave Maria Lane EC4M 7DD

Contacts

Jess Date
Email: londonoffice@icas.com

Topics

  • Charities
  • England and Wales
  • Leadership and management

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