David Mace was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Amherst College, 1960 and the University of Virginia Law School, 1964. He began practicing law in New York City with the firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. In 1966 he joined Irving Trust Company as General Counsel. Mr. Mace was elected President of Irving Trust in 1984 and retired from the bank in 1990 following the merger with Bank of New York.
After retiring from Irving, Mr. Mace became Chairman of Pacific Fruit, Inc., a holding company for the Luis Noboa family (Guayaquil, Ecuador) companies, which include shipping, banking, insurance and the banana export business under the Bonita label. Mr. Mace left Pacific Fruit in 1996 to join Northern Trust Company of Connecticut. He retired from Northern in 2003 as Chairman and CEO.
Mr. Mace is an Emeritus Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2001-2005. He was a director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Ct. from 2005-2010. He is Founder and Chairman of the Fairfield County Microinvestors Council, a group of Christian families in Connecticut who have worked in collaboration with World Vision and Vision Fund International on microlending projects in Ecuador, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Senegal. Mr. Mace was one of the original directors of Vision Fund beginning in 2004 and was elected Chairman of VFI in 2010. He retired as a Vision Fund Director in November 2013.
Mr. Mace is married to Rosemary Hull. They are the parents of three adult children and six grandchildren living in London, England, Wilton, CT and New York City. The Maces belong to the Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT where they were married in 1961.