David Morrison divides his time between two main activities: his charitable work for nature conservation his work on corporate boards.
David’s nature conservation work is focused on conservation finance through four foundations:
• Caucasus Nature Fund (national parks in the Caucasus)
• Legacy Landscapes Fund (national parks/landscapes in the global south)
• Blue Action Fund (marine protected areas)
• Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (protected areas in the southwest Balkans)
David is chair of the Supervisory Board of the Caucasus Nature Fund and a member of the Management or Supervisory Board of the other three foundations. He previously acted as Executive Director of CNF and was interim ED of the others in their start-up phase.
David is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Georgia Capital, a London Stock Exchange listed company based in Georgia and the country’s largest investment group. He previously served on the boards of Bank of Georgia and Georgia Healthcare Group, also LSE listed enterprises based in Georgia.
For over 25 years until he withdrew from the firm in 2008, David was a business and financial lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he served as co-managing partner of the firm’s Continental European offices and was widely recognized as a leading lawyer in Germany and France. From 2019 until January 2021 David was the Republic of Georgia’s Environmental Ombudsman.
A citizen of the United States and the Republic of Georgia, David has a B.A. from Yale College (1974), a law degree from UCLA (1978), and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Frankfurt. He has lived most of his adult life in France and Germany and currently lives in Paris.