David was appointed as Group Head of Accountability at Westpac in February 2020 with responsibility for leading Westpac’s embedment of accountability. Prior to this appointment, David was Head of the Office of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime from 2018; and Group Head of Health Safety & Wellbeing for Westpac from 2014, responsible for implementing and designing key strategies for management of people risks for the Group. Before joining Westpac, David was Director for Risk Management at InterContinental Hotels Group.
David’s professional experience spans specialist areas of risk management, insurance and regulatory change. As a self-confessed over-thinker, he has a passion for innovation and contributing to thought leadership as a former lecturer for the Governance Institute of Australia and Southern Cross University, non-executive director to various not-for-profit organisations, contributor to the OHS Body of Knowledge and an advisor to regulatory agencies in matters relating to safety, risk management and accountability.