David is an Entrepreneur and Business Angel with participation in and Board responsibilities for a number of businesses, ranging from internet start up’s, recruitment, learning and development and more recently Superyacht services.
Prior to his current occupation, David was the former General Manager, Managing Director, Board member and Country Head of BNY Mellon Luxembourg; a bank branch that he helped create in 2000. Today this branch is one of the largest banks in Luxembourg in terms of assets under management. In addition to this, David was also the Chief Operating Officer for BNY Mellon’s EMEA Depository and Trust business and held numerous other Board and industry group positions.
Under David’s stewardship, BNY Mellon was the first financial services organization in Luxembourg to be awarded the Wo-men prize for ¨Best gender diversity in a financial services company”.
David has spoken at a number of industry events, lunchtime forums and at Universities on the benefits of Diversity and Inclusion to organizations.
David’s 28 years of Banking experience, gained from working in both the UK and Luxembourg, plus 4 years running other businesses across multiple domiciles has given him extensive international experience in Global Financial Services and building organisations and he specialises in the strategic, governance, risk management, operational and compliance areas of many of these businesses.
David has worked on many structural and product development related projects over his long career and has been seconded for periods throughout Europe and the Middle East; as such he understands doing business in many countries.
David was also co-founder of the charity ‘Make a Wish Luxembourg’ and is passionate about his ventures which all “give back” to society.