David Ninnes

Head of the BEAR, Westpac Banking Corporation

David was appointed as Head of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime for Westpac in August 2018 with responsibility for leading Westpac’s implementation of key Regulatory developments associated with accountability and driving a culture of responsibility. Prior to this appointment, David was Group Head of Health Safety & Wellbeing for Westpac, responsible for implementing and designing key strategies for management of people risks for the Group. Before joining Westpac, David was Director for Risk Management InterContinental Hotels Group.
David’s professional experience spans specialist areas of risk management, insurance and regulatory change. He has a passion for applying research to the commercial environment and contributing to thought leadership as a lecturer for the Governance Institute of Australia and Southern Cross University, board membership of a not-for-profit organisation and is an advisor to regulatory agencies in matters relating to safety, risk management and accountability.