David is a member of the Executive Management Committee and oversees Risk and Compliance for AXA Insurance, AXA Health and AXA Ireland, chairing the AXA UK Risk Management Committee. He joined AXA in September 2019 from Direct Line Group, where he was Chief Compliance Officer, and instrumental in shaping the Direct Line Group’s journey from an insurance division of RBS to a standalone FTSE-100 listed company.

An economist by background, he spent the first 10 years of his career in International Development, including a three-year period as the Government’s Chief Economist in the Solomon Islands. He has held a variety of risk and compliance roles in both the private and public sector, including the Risk Division and Insurance Supervision areas of the Financial Services Authority.

Throughout his career, David has held a number of Non-Executive Board roles across both financial and legal regulated entities. Before joining AXA, he chaired the ABI’s Conduct Regulation Committee for two years and is currently a member of the ABI’s Audit Committee.