David works closely with Ancala’s portfolio companies to mentor their senior management teams, guide their value creation plans, unlock opportunities and mitigate risks. He also contributes to Ancala’s origination activity.

David chairs Ancala’s Investment, Valuation and Risk Committees. He joined Ancala in 2013 and has an extensive background within utilities. 

Between 2006 and 2009 he served as CEO of Thames Water. Prior to his role, he was an Asset Director for the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund where one of his responsibilities was as Director on the Board of NRE, a gas and electricity distribution network in the Netherlands.  

Before Thames Water, he was Managing Director of Eastern Electricity’s regulated network business and founding CEO of 24Seven Utility Services, a JV between the London and Eastern Electricity regulated network businesses responsible for the delivery of power to 25% of the UK’s population.  Prior to Macquarie he was Managing Director of ABB Power Transmission and Distribution. 

Senior Leadership

Investment and Asset Management

Business Specialists