Global Head of Sustainable Financing, NAB 

David leads NAB’s Sustainable Finance team and has been active in sustainable debt financing for over 10 years, having joined NAB in 2010. He is a member of NAB’s Corporate & Institutional Banking Sustainability Steer Co and works closely with treasury, risk, coverage, product and markets teams developing and originating sustainable financing and investment solutions for NAB clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, Europe and the USA. He has over 20 years of financial markets experience across a range of product solutions, origination and structuring roles for banks in Sydney, Hong Kong, London and New York.

David has worked with a broad range of clients including sovereigns, semi-governments, funds, financial institutions, corporates and securitisation issuers to establish their sustainable debt programmes. The NAB Sustainable Finance team have arranged a broad range of innovative sustainable financing and investment solutions across a range of global markets including green, social, sustainability and sustainability linked bonds and loans, sustainability-linked derivatives, green deposits, green funds, green and social securitisations and green leasing solutions.

David chairs the AFMA Sustainable Finance Committee and is an active member of numerous industry bodies including the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI), ICMA’s Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, APLMA’s Green and Sustainability-linked Loans Committee, Climate Bonds Standards Industry working groups, Institute of International Finance (IIF) Sustainable Finance WG and the Australian Securitisation Forum ESG WG.

Prior to transitioning into banking David held senior project management and real estate development roles across Australia and the USA. He holds an MBA (Finance) from London Business School, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland.