MA Modern History, University of Oxford, 2018; Global MBA, I.E. University, Madrid, (ongoing).
Danny is a consultant with broad interests in agriculture and private sector development. In particular, his experience is in commodity value chains and trade, agribusiness, and social enterprise, gained from private sector experience primarily in West Africa, South America and the UK.
Prior to joining LTS, Danny designed and launched a market entry acceleration programme supporting Scottish-based social enterprises access commercial opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa at an Edinburgh-based private sector development consultancy. Previous to this, he spent 4 years with a global soft commodity trading group, specialised in sustainable cocoa, coffee and cotton. The majority of his time was based in West Africa and latterly Peru, designing and implementing sustainable commodity sourcing and supply chain programmes for global chocolate makers, and leading diversification into bottom-of-the-pyramid focussed business models including microfinance, farm input supply and clean energy. He also developed experience in trade logistics, commodity processing, and futures trading of commodities and FX, in stints in London, Switzerland, Singapore and Mexico.
Danny is currently studying for a global MBA with IE business school, with a particular focus on technology and digital innovation. He studied undergraduate history at Oxford, speaks French and Spanish, and is a keen runner and mountain enthusiast in his spare time.