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David joined Global Switch in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer with around 30 years of financial expertise gained from a range of financial and real estate companies. He has a strong track record in leading strategic and operational business change and has extensive equity and debt capital markets experience.

Career

Prior to joining Global Switch, David was CFO of Atrium European Real Estate where he was responsible for all financial affairs including leading equity and debt capital markets activities.

David started his career working for Arthur Andersen and, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, became a Senior Manager in the London Financial Markets team.  He joined Prudential plc in 1996 and was subsequently appointed Head of Corporate Finance, where amongst other projects he successfully negotiated around £1 billion of transactions. After leaving Prudential in 2003, David held a number of CFO roles including for Egg plc where he was responsible for all finance, legal and company secretarial matters; for Colliers CRE plc where he was a main board director overseeing the Group’s acquisition programme as well as updating their strategic, risk and operational management processes; and for Prologis where he led the European finance teams across ten countries including corporate accounting, planning and analysis, treasury, tax, property and development accounting.

Responsibilities at Global Switch

David is a member of the Executive Committee and is responsible for all financial, legal and HR aspects of the company, including the presentation and reporting of financial information, capital markets transactions, acquisitions, maintaining effective and robust financial controls, leading both the local and Group finance teams, litigation and disputes management, senior executive hiring, employee compensation and all aspects of HR policy and procedure.