David joined the team in 2017. Prior to joining the firm David held senior research positions at the governance research agencies PIRC and ISS, after which he joined the ESG team at Fidelity International. David has extensive experience within a European coverage on researching governance topics, engaging with companies at a board/senior management level and dialoguing with policy makers. As an ESG Manager at Fidelity he expanded his expertise from pure governance to broader ESG topics, with a particular responsibility for integrating ESG themes into their investment research and decision-making processes. David graduated in 2006 from Sussex University with a BA in Philosophy, after which he completed an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics with a thesis topic focusing on shareholder activism.