David oversees the day-to-day activities of CETEx. He is on secondment from His Majesty’s Treasury and has close to 30 years’ experience in the UK civil service. Since 2021, he has led the establishment of the UK Infrastructure Bank, both as a UKIB board member and as the bank’s first chief operating officer, taking it from scratch to its full operation as the UK’s net zero and ‘levelling up’ policy bank. Before that, he was the Europe Director at the Treasury, leading its core work on the European Union exit and broader Europe policy, and, among other things, serving as the UK’s board director at the European Investment Bank.

Research interests

  • National development banks
  • Blended finance
  • Tax and revenue policy