David Trenchard

Job Title Founder & CEO
Country UK
Current Employer David Trenchard Consulting Limited

UDavid is a consultant on corporate governance, shareholder engagement, activist investment and capital markets with a variety of advisory and non-executive roles.

He was formerly Vice Chairman of Knight Vinke, at the time one of Europe’s best known activist investment firms, where he was actively involved in leading the engagement with some of Europe’s largest companies.

He is a Member of Council at the Institute of Directors and sits on the IoD’s Corporate Governance Policy Committee, as well as its Audit and Risk Committee. As a consultant, David advises investment companies on corporate governance, stewardship and engagement as well as shareholder activism. He is also a private company Non-Executive Director.

Prior to joining Knight Vinke in 2009, Mr. Trenchard was a Senior Consultant at Tulchan Communications (one of London’s leading capital markets communications advisory firms).

He had previously spent 25 years in investment banking – mostly at Morgan Stanley – where he held various senior posts in equity sales and investment banking in Europe, North America and Asia. Latterly at Morgan Stanley he was a London-based Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets and Head of Corporate Broking.

Mr. Trenchard graduated from Cambridge University, with a degree in Economics.