David Gee

Global Head of Technology, Cyber & Data Risk

Macquarie Group

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

Prior to joining he 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 total he has more than 20 years as a CIO, thus has seen just about every angle. His last CIO assignment was in Tokyo for Metlife Japan as SVP and CIO responsible for 1,200 IT resources to service – 8 million customers for their largest global retail market

He was winner of CIO of the Year 2014, at CUA (Credit Union of Australia) where successfully completed a large 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.   He has also been a prolific writer for numerous IT publications including CIO Australia, Computerworld, ITNews and CSO (Cyber Security) magazines.

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