David B. McGinty is Global Director of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), an initiative to drive public-private action and collaboration on the circular economy. PACE works to bring together government, business, and civil society organizations to design and scale innovative models for circularity; leverage global leadership to drive action; and capture and disseminate learnings to achieve scale.

David directs PACE from WRI Europe in The Hague, Netherlands, in close collaboration with the co-chairs, Board of Directors, and partners.

Prior to joining PACE, David was the Director of Social Innovation + Technology at Palladium Group, a global international development advisory and project management firm. As part of his work at Palladium Group, McGinty led the £40 million Human Development Innovation Fund and £25 million Spring Accelerator work. This involved identifying and growing over 150 social innovations across 10 countries through ecosystem building, traditional and innovative financing, advisory services, and influencing evidence-based policy and practice. Previously, McGinty led public-private partnerships for an international NGO, was head of a private sector development and impact investing advisory firm, taught management and law at the graduate level, and advised multinational corporations on consolidation practices.

David holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree from Villanova University, Juris Doctorate from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University. He spends his time outside of PACE as an angel investor, non-profit board member (including BoardSource from 2012-17), and an avid supporter of the arts. He is married and the father of two children.