David Gallagher is a founding partner and chairman of the board of Asset. He is also the director of Asset Administradora General de Fondos and a board member of Asset Chile Mining Exploration Fund, subsidiaries of Asset. He currently serves as the director of Cencosud, the Chilean Counsel of International Relations, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venecia. He is also a board member of the Chilean Public Studies Centre, the Arts and Culture National Counsel in representation of Foreign Affairs Minister, and he is the president of the Government Commission for foreign investment legislation DL600. He previously worked at the British investment bank Morgan Grenfell, where he was in charge of the Latin-American division and advised some of the largest mining projects throughout the region. He served as the former president of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce. He writes a regular column for El Mercurio newspaper and periodically reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Arts in Modern Languages from Oxford University.