David P. Abney

Former Chairman & CEO, United Parcel Service, Inc.


David P. Abney is the former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., a well-known multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, serving as Executive Chairman from June 2020 to September 2020, Chairman of the Board from February 2016 to June 2020, and Chief Executive Officer from September 2014 to June 2020. He previously held various other leadership positions within UPS, including Chief Operating Officer, President of United Parcel Service Airlines, and President of United Parcel Service International. 

Skills and qualifications 

Mr. Abney provides the Board with senior leadership, marketing / brands, human capital management, capital deployment, global supply chain, information security / data privacy, financial management, risk management, reputation management, and environmental, social, and governance skills developed over his more than 40 years of service with UPS in senior leadership positions with escalating levels of responsibility and as CEO where he was responsible for many of the functions requiring those skills. In addition, his service on other public company boards, including experience as a board chair, has enhanced those skills and strengthens the Board’s collective oversight capability. He also has experience with the roles and responsibilities of different board committees through current or prior service on the audit, nominating and governance, compensation, finance, and/or policy committees of other public company boards.

Other public company boards

Current Within past five years Other past boards

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 

Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Macy’s, Inc. 

United Parcel Service, Inc. 

Allied Waste Industries, Inc. 

Johnson Controls International plc