David Skillen

David Skillen

David spoke with us in February 2016 in Gosford (NSW).

David has thirty five year career in banking and finance covering Australia, Asia, USA, U.K., and Africa. During that time David held very senior and challenging positions at Barclays, Citigroup and American Express. These included CEO for Cards in Asia-Pacific, and COO for Cards internationally and Asia Head of Operations and Technology all at Citigroup.

As the CEO for Barclays Retail and Business bank David’s responsibility covered 13 countries in Africa; as well as large technology and operations roles such as Global Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Retail and Commercial Bank. These roles included setting the culture for success with responsibilities across 50,000 staff.   

Today David serves on the board of a major international bank operations company, is senior advisor to Essex Lake Group, advises KPMG Consulting in the banking space, holds senior office in the structure of the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, and chairs investment vehicles in the Australian WatersSports industry.  

He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS(Snr))

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