David is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has been involved in renewable energy for over 28 years (with 22 years as CEO), starting his career with UK utility company SWALEC. David set up Energy Power Resources (EPR) in 1996 and co-founded Eco2 in 2002. Renewable energy projects under David’s management over the 28 years equate to 700MW of capacity and £2.3Bn of funds raised. This saves over 1.75M tonnes of CO2 every year and supplies the equivalent of 1.4M homes with renewable energy.
David has advised the British Government on a number of expert panels including being a member of the UK Government’s Renewables Advisory Board and also Chaired the Welsh Government’s Energy & Environment Sector Panel. David is currently a member of the Board of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and is Chair of Ventus VCT plc. He has also sat on a number of international Boards which include Weiss A/S, Camborne Capital Group and Cymtec Ltd.
David has three lifetime achievement awards in respect of his work in renewable energy, including an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sector from the University of South Wales. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the London and South Region in 2012. In 2014 David was assessed by the Western Mail as being in the top 35 most influential people on the Welsh Economy.