David was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand Limited in 2015. Since joining Westpac in February 1999, he has held a number of senior roles most recently as managing director of the Westpac New York branch. Before joining Westpac, he was Director, Capital Markets at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell since 1994. He also established the New Zealand branch of Deutsche Bank and was New Zealand Resident Branch Manager. In 1988, David joined Southpac/National Bank as a Capital Markets Executive. Prior to this, David worked as a lawyer in private practice and also served as in-house counsel for NatWest NZ from 1985.