M.A. (Hons), M.Mgt, CMInstD.
David Whyte has been involved with the financial services industry for over 4 decades in three countries.
On arriving in New Zealand, after a brief time in the banking space, David was appointed as Sovereign’s first Business Development Manager, rising to the company’s first General Manager (Sales). On moving to American International Group (AIG) life insurance company in NZ (AIA), he built the organisation up to a leading position in the market, with a strong emphasis on Information and Communications Technology initiatives. This was exported to Australia when David was appointed Managing Director of AIA Australia and the focus on technology accelerated the organisation’s growth in the highly competitive Group Life risk area with industry super funds and wrap platforms.
Since returning from Australia, David has established his own consultancy providing governance and strategic planning services to a number of high profile clients including the NZ Government, Fidelity Life, Sovereign, the New Zealand Institute of Directors, among others.
David is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, has a postgraduate Masters Degree in Management from Massey University, and a postgraduate qualification in Corporate Governance from Waikato University.