Mr David Foster
Ex- CEO of Suncorp Bank
David Foster is an experienced Non-Executive Director with a diverse portfolio of Directorships and Advisory roles. With 25 years’ experience in Financial Services, Retail, Local Government, Education and Professional Services, David has a broad range of skills and experiences to assist a variety of industries.
David’s last executive role was CEO of Suncorp Bank. 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 Agribusinesses and managing down $18b in problem and non-core assets to maximise shareholder capital outcomes.
In addition to 5 1/2 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 Kellogg, Wharton, IMD, MIT and Insead.