David M. Webb

David M. Webb
  • Editor
    Webb-site.com

David M. Webb is Founder of Webb-site.com, a non-profit site promoting better corporate and economic governance in Hong Kong. Covering such issues as electoral reform, government intervention, tax and budget, competition and transparency, and fraud in individual listed companies, Webb-site.com has over 20,000 subscribers to its free newsletter, a polling system and a Who's Who database of Hong Kong. Prior, Webb was an investment banking Director at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Asia and an Adviser to the Wheelock and Wharf Group. He was elected Non-Executive Director of HKEx (2003-2008) and has been a Member of the SFC's Takeovers and Mergers Panel since 2001. In 2003, he established Project Poll, which forced companies to count “one share, one vote” rather than a show of hands, which is now a mandatory rule. He was also the architect of the HAMS Proposal for a levy-funded, investor-elected body to catalyse shareholder activism and reforms. Webb is the author of games and books for early home computers. He graduated in Maths from the University of Oxford.