David’s current role sits within the Strategy & Research team at Jersey Finance, which supports the development of strategic thinking to foster growth and resilience within Jersey’s financial services sector. Working closely with our industry members, he provides insights and thought leadership that enhance the sector’s ability to respond to emerging trends and opportunities.
As Jersey Finance’s lead on sustainable finance, David is now helping to build and deploy a new strategy for Jersey, developed in collaboration with industry, key external stakeholders and leading ESG experts. Focused on reinforcing Jersey’s capacity and credentials for sustainable finance, this strategy puts the Island on an ambitious course to a position of leadership as a sustainable international finance centre.
Before moving to Jersey, David worked for Hogan Lovells in the firm’s International Debt Capital Markets team in Paris. His practice focused on securitisation, structured finance and banking transactions, advising leading French and UK financial institutions as well as corporates on pan-European deals. On moving to Jersey, he worked as a Senior Associate with a leading Jersey law firm, before gaining experience as an Associate Director within the Corporate team at a Jersey trust company.
David qualified as an English Solicitor in 2009 and was admitted to the Paris Bar as an Avocat in 2010 (currently non-practising / omis du tableau). He holds an LLB in English and French law from the University of Kent and a French law degree from the University of Bordeaux. In 2021, David completed the University of Cambridge’s Sustainable Finance course, delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).