Group Head of Compliance and Head of Sugar Operations
David is the Head of Compliance for the ED&F Man Group and also provides support to the Sugar Business Unit’s global operations teams, bringing almost 35 years’ of experience in ED&F Man’s sugar business.
David joined ED&F Man Sugar Ltd in 1984 and during his time with the company worked in both the operations and commercial teams, rising to become the senior trader responsible for the markets in the Indian Ocean region, being based in Mumbai from 2003 to 2005.
Following his return from India to London, David was appointed as Head of ED&F Man Sugar’s Operations team, a position he held until 2014. In 2014 David was appointed as ED&F Man Sugar’s first Global Head of Trade Compliance and over the following year introduced regulatory and compliance policies and procedures which underpinned ED&F Man Sugar’s activity as a merchant of physical commodities. At the same time, he became a member of the Sugar Risk Committee, a position he has held ever since.
In 2015 David was appointed as ED&F Man Holdings Ltd.’s Head of Compliance, Commodities. Following senior management changes in 2018, David was asked to join the Sugar Management Committee and in 2021, was appointed as a Director of ED&F Man Sugar Ltd.
David has represented ED&F Man Sugar Ltd on the Council of the Sugar Association of London since 2016 and now sits on the Group’s Risk and Audit Committee as a guest attendee.