David Collins - Chief Financial Officer

David Collins

Chief Financial Officer

David joined Vannin Capital in 2017 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He is a member of the Executive Board and alongside the other Board members is responsible for providing strategic direction to the business with a particular focus on all financial management, planning, reporting and risk management activities.

Prior to joining Vannin, David held a number of senior management roles within the finance, risk and group strategy functions of Prudential plc over a period of seven years. These roles included Deputy Chief Risk Officer of Jackson National Life in the US, Managing Director of the Group CEO's Office, and Director of Investor Relations. At Prudential, David developed extensive experience in managing external stakeholder relationships and he played an instrumental role in the introduction and implementation of Prudential's 'Growth and Cash' strategy in 2010 that subsequently delivered significant financial returns for shareholders.

David brings considerable capital markets experience having spent almost a decade working on both the buy side and the sell side. He was a hedge fund investor in European financial services companies at Och-Ziff Capital and an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. His experiences include being a cornerstone investor in several successful initial public offerings and managing investments across a range of asset classes and investing strategies including long-short equities, merger arbitrage and private equity.

David is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), having qualified with Ernst & Young in London.