David leads the C40 legal team as General Counsel, focusing on legal compliance and grant management. David has worked extensively in the environmental sector and previously acted as General Counsel at the GSMA, the global telecoms association, and at M-Kopa, a successful start-up serving the unbanked in East Africa that he co-founded.

David has represented clients on legal and matters at the European Court of Justice and Commission, in the US at the Departments of Justice, Commerce and the White House and in national fora in several other jurisdictions.

David started life as a lawyer with the UK firm Linklater’s and worked for the US law firm Jones Day. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and Paris II, Assas and attended the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and SAIS, in Bologna, Italy. He currently lives in Spain and closely follows the football results in all the countries he has lived in.