Independent non-executive director, BSc. Engineering
Appointment: February 2017
Committee membership: Nominations Committee; Audit Committee
Skills and experience: David, a Canadian citizen, is an experienced executive with strong corporate governance, board and leadership credentials in the engineering, construction, energy, mining and chemical sectors. He brings an international perspective to the board, having worked across the globe while based in Canada, the US, Chile, Argentina, the Netherlands, China and South Africa. David was the chief executive officer of Sasol Limited from 2011 to 2016, where he drove a comprehensive group-wide change programme, which culminated in the roll-out of the organisation’s new operating model and its related structures, systems and processes.
David held various roles with Fluor Corporation from 1982 to 2011, most recently as Group president, Operations. He also served as Group president for Fluor’s Power Business, heading up its activities in the global coal, gas, nuclear and renewable power generation industries. Prior to this, David was Group president, Operations and Maintenance, focusing on Fluor’s operational asset productivity improvement business across a wide range of industries.
External appointments: Non-executive director of ABB Ltd since 2015, chairman of the Compensation Committee at ABB Ltd, senior advisor of Cerberus Capital Management since 2017, member of the US Business Council, member of the International Business Council until June 2016, member of Sasol Limited’s Risk and Safety, Health and Environmental Committee and Capital Investment Committee until June 2016, and was also chairman of the Sasol Global Foundation. David was a Non-executive director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from 2016 until August 2019.
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