David Foster

Company Director with a diverse portfolio of Directorships and Advisory roles.

Chairman of two ASX listed companies

Chairman of Federal Government Entity

Non Executive Director in industries including:

Financial Services


Professional Services



Experience in IPO listings and turnarounds

Chair of various committees – Audit and Risk, Nominations, and

Remuneration, Technology


David’s last executive role was CEO of Suncorp Bank

Where he assumed the role, shortly before the Lehmann Brothers collapse, and led the Bank through a highly volatile period. This included the turnaround of its Retail, SME and Agri businesses and managing down $18b in problem, and non-core assets, to maximize shareholder capital outcomes.

In addition to 5½ years as CEO of Suncorp Bank, David had other Senior roles such as Group Executive Strategy, during the acquisition of Promina Limited – one of Australia’s largest Financial services transactions.

Prior to Suncorp David had over 14 years at Westpac Banking Corporation in a number of Senior roles in Sydney and Queensland.

David is qualified with: B.AppSci, MBA, SFFin, FAIM, GAICD and has also attended programs at Wharton, IMD, MIT, Insead and Kellogg.

David’s experience

Customer & Brand Strategy, Segmentation, Marketing, Product Management and Sales

Distribution strategy and optimization (including digital)

Financial, capital and debt management

Technology and digital strategy, investment and implementation

Transactional experience with mergers, acquisitions and divestments

Investment markets experience in equity and debt markets

Business turnarounds and crisis management

Operational efficiency and supply chain management, including partnering and outsourcing

Asian experience including strategy development for growth, partnering and offshoring

Regulation and compliance management and oversight

ASX company governance including Board roles, subsidiaries and joint ventures

Risk management, governance and implementation experience

Change leadership and management


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