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David has just formally retired in July 2024 and commenced his new career as Non-Executive Director, Board Advisor, Author & Strategic Consultant.

He has over 20+ years’ experience in CIO and CISO roles across different industries and countries.  Most recently was Operations Risk Executive for one of the world's biggest infrastructure asset managers.

David joined Macquarie in 2021 and was responsible to provide technology, cyber and data risk management globally for the Group.

Prior to joining Macquarie Group, David was at HSBC where he was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) responsible for 19 countries in Asia Pacific that account for 80% of HSBC global profits.  

At HSBC, David was also globally responsible for driving cybersecurity culture at HSBC. His team is built a 'human firewall' to protect the bank by developing this security culture mindset. This includes cyber awareness training for 270,000 Staff, 17,000 Developers, Board & Executive briefings globally and External Business Clients.

A natural ‘change agent’, David has experience as a CIO across Asia Pacific, Japan, Australia/NZ and USA.  In his last CIO assignment as SVP and CIO Metlife Japan he was responsible for 1,200 IT resources that provided service to 8 million customers. 

He was winner of CIO of the Year 2014, at CUA (Credit Union of Australia) where successfully completed a significant Transformation with new Core Banking, Online and Mobile Banking systems all being delivered along with a total infrastructure revamp.

David has a strong fintech background as Board Advisor and Venture Capital Partner.  He has served as a Partner-level IT consultant with KPMG, EY and ICG.   

In 2022 he completed Australian Institute of Company Directors GAICD training and now is on Advisory Board for Sekuro.  David also serves as Chair for the FS-ISAC Strategy Committee and was awarded Global Leaders Award in 2023 for his contributions to the industry.

David has also been a prolific writer for numerous IT publications including CIO Australia, Computerworld, ITNews and CSO (Cyber Security) magazines.