George David

Independent non-executive director

George David

Tenure: Appointed 11 February 2008 (6 years)

Board and committee activities:
Member of the audit committee
Member of the remuneration committee
Member of the Gulf of Mexico committee
Member of the chairman’s committee

Outside interests:
Vice-Chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Age: 71

Nationality: American


George David began his career in The Boston Consulting Group before joining the Otis Elevator Company in 1975. He held various roles in Otis and later in United Technologies Corporation (UTC), following Otis’s merger with UTC in 1976. In 1992, he became UTC’s chief operating officer. He served as UTC’s chief executive officer from 1994 until 2008 and as chairman from 1997 until his retirement in 2009.

Relevant experience and skills

George David has substantial global business and financial experience through his long career with UTC, a business with significant reliance on safety and technology. He previously chaired BP’s technology advisory council and has brought insights from that task to the board.

He is an active member of the audit, remuneration and Gulf of Mexico committees, bringing a strong US and global view to their deliberations.