David joined Westpac in February 1999 to head the Debt Capital Markets group in New Zealand. He was appointed Head of Westpac Institutional Bank New Zealand in January 2004. In 2009, he was also appointed as GM for Private, Wealth and Insurance. In 2012 David was appointed Managing Director of the Westpac New York Branch. In June 2014 David returned to WNZL to take up the role of acting Chief Executive Officer.
Before joining Westpac, David worked as a lawyer in private practice and as in‐house counsel for Natwest, before joining the Capital Markets Group of Southpac/National Bank in 1988. Joining Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in 1994, David was responsible for starting and developing a new debt capital markets origination business. He also established the NZ branch of Deutsche Bank and was New Zealand Resident Branch Manager. David has a LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.