David Waring | Trustee


Appointment date: December 2019

David is Partner at Evercore LLP, the global independent investment bank, where he is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Energy team covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Prior to this David ran Energy Investment Banking at both UBS and Deutsche Bank during his 30 year career in the industry.  David has an MA in Geography from Oxford University and has recently stood down from a 3 year voluntary role as President and chair of the alumni association committee at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University.

“I joined Shivia having seen it grow and develop through the eyes of our CEO, Olly, who I have known for many years.  The energy and professionalism of the Shivia team on the ground in India, combined with the innovative, unique and impactful actions of the organisation distinguish it as a true pioneer in the charity world – something I just had to be a part of.”
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Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…

Kamala

I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…

Akina

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens."…

Nishikanta

"Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last."…

  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman of Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director, Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal

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