David Foster - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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David Foster

BAppSc S.Qld., MBA S.Cross, SF Fin, GAICD

David Foster is an experienced Non-Executive Director with a diverse portfolio of Directorships and Advisory roles. David has 25 years of experience in financial services.

David is currently an Independent Non Executive Director for a variety of ASX listed companies across a range of industries including Retail, Education, Financial Services and Government.

He also has been a Senior Advisor, Banking and Capital Markets for Ernst and Young and is currently a Board or advisory board member in Education and Local government.

David’s prior experience includes a number of senior executive roles with Suncorp Group Limited, most recently as CEO of Suncorp Bank, where David led it through a highly volatile period during the GFC.

This included the turnaround of its retail, small and medium enterprise and agricultural businesses and managing down $18b in problem and non core assets to maximise shareholder capital outcomes.

David was also the 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.