David Stephen Kinder CBE is the Alternate Executive Director for the United Kingdom (EDS03) at the Board of the World Bank Group since December 29, 2017. Mr. Kinder also served at the Executive Director’s Office as Acting Alternate Executive Director and Senior Advisor to the Executive Director.
Prior to joining EDS03, Mr. Kinder spent over 10 years working in various positions across the UK Government, mostly at the UK Treasury, but also at the Cabinet Office and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. From 2014 to 2016 he was the Deputy Director for Public Sector Workforce, Pay and Pensions at HM Treasury, covering expenditure of over $250bn a year. Other senior positions at HMT Treasury and the Cabinet Office have included Deputy Director, Financial Services; Deputy Director for Tax Administration, Spending and Reform; Deputy Director Markets for Government Services and Deputy Director Euro-area Contingency Planning. Over his career, David has worked on a number of micro-economic and macro-economic policy issues, at a domestic, European and International level. He has experience in public sector financial management; spending control; competition, energy and climate change policy; government contracting and a range of financial services issues.
Mr. Kinder obtained a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Marne-La-Valle in Paris, and has an Undergraduate degree from the University of Leeds.
In 2013, he founded the Treasury’s Mental Wellbeing Network, and is an open advocate for reducing stigma related to mental health issues. In 2018, he received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list for his work on public service and mental wellbeing. He is also an avid sports fan.