David Powell

Investment Team

David D. Powell is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Harbour Energy with responsibility for overseeing the company’s financial operations ensuring proper control and governance in this area.  As part of the Harbour Leadership Team, he also plays a key role in strategy development, acquisition target due diligence and capital allocation. 

Most recently, Mr. Powell was CFO at Cobalt International Energy and prior to that was CFO of the Petroleum Group for BHP Billiton which included all finance, supply and information technology functions with a staff of approximately 1,000.  Prior to joining BHP Billiton Mr. Powell spent almost 28 years at Occidental Petroleum primarily in progressively more senior finance positions culminating in the role of VP Finance of their U.S. oil and gas operations.  Mr. Powell has extensive international oil and gas experience having held finance roles in Argentina, Russia, Malaysia and Qatar.  Subsequent to that he held Regional Vice President of Operations roles initially responsible for their Russia, Pakistan and Yemen operations and following that he had a similar role managing their Latin American operations.  Mr. Powell has extensive acquisition integration experience having been involved in five different transactions each exceeding $4 billion in market value.

Mr. Powell graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He is a member of the AICPA and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.