Mr David J P Smith


Board and governance


Chairman from 1 November 2012

Mr Smith joined the Board in February 2012 and was elected Chairman on 1 November 2012. He has over 34 years’ experience in financial services in both Australia and New Zealand. He has 18 years’ experience in senior executive positions with Westpac Banking Corporation, Insurance Australia Group NZ Limited and Zurich Financial Services Limited. He has held CEO positions for the last 16 years, reporting to local and international boards, with his most recent role being with AXIS Specialty Australia, where he was Chief Executive until December 2015.

Mr Smith holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a 1997 Sloan Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor of Business degree, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Mr Smith is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Subcommittee and Chairs the University Relations Subcommittee.