• David Morrison, Chairman CNF

David Morrison

Chair

David Morrison divides his time between two main activities: his charitable work for nature conservation his work on corporate boards.

David’s work for nature is focused on conservation finance. In 2023 he was recognized by Germany with its order of merit for his work with CNF and three other conservation trust funds:

• 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 has been part of CNF for over 15 years, first as its “founding” Executive Director from 2008 until 2016. Since 2017, David has served as chair of the Supervisory Board.

David is a member of the investment committee of all four foundations. For the three other than CNF, he now acts as advisor or is a member of the supervisory board; during the start-up phases he acted as interim Executive Director of all three.

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.

 

David Morrison - Caucasus Nature Fund
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