Prior to founding Alcentra, David worked at Barclays Capital from 1995 to 2003 where he was Managing Director, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Barclays Capital Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Group Plc and the predecessor firm of Alcentra. Whilst he was at Barclays he also set up the par loan trading business and served as a Director of the Loan Market Association (LMA) and chaired the LMA Valuation Committee.

David worked at Bankers Trust from 1992 to 1995, where he was a Vice President and head of European leveraged loan distribution. Prior to that he worked at Chemical Bank from 1987 to 1992 in New York and London, in the structured finance and loan syndication departments.

David is Chairman and Founder of the DFN Charitable Foundation; Trustee of Operation Smile UK; and Trustee of the Isabel Medical Charity.

David graduated from Birmingham University with a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering.