David Walker was appointed General Manager (Group Chief Technology Officer) at WestpacGroup in August 2019.
David commenced his technology career in 1987 as an engineer, focusing on coding systems. After a decade of evolving his software engineering craft, David founded a consulting start up, specialising in what is now known as data science. Over the following decade, it became the number one boutique data analytics company in Australia and Southeast Asia.
For the last 15 years, David has held executive roles in large, complex organisations across the APAC region. Prior to joining Westpac, David was part of the leadership team of Singaporean bank, DBS. In his time there, David helped transform DBS from a traditional bricks and mortar bank with little brand presence or recognition outside Singapore, to being recognised as the ‘Best Bank in the World’ and the ‘Best Digital Bank in the World’ by leading global financial publication Euromoney