David Akers

National Sector Leader, Insurance

KPMG Australia

David holds more than 20 years' experience in insurance, wealth management, financial advice and asset management, combining consulting experience with his time as an executive in corporate roles. He has led major programs of turnaround and transformation, involving business efficiency, customer experience, culture, risk management, digital and technology re-platforming, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and other enterprise-wide strategic initiatives.

David has returned to KPMG after several years with an ASX financial services organisation, where he was the Chairman and Managing Director of a financial advice business. Prior to that, David was a Partner in KPMG's Management Consulting business and helped start our Transformation Program Management business and market offer.

In David's time with KPMG, he has served many of Australia's financial services organisations, spanning General Insurance, Life Insurance, Private Health Insurance, Wealth & Asset Management and Banking.

  • Digital-driven transformation
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Transformation
  • Transformational Program Management
  • Wealth and Asset Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems), UNSW 1999

  • Prince2 Practitioner (Program and Project Delivery)

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia), 2003

  • Former Chairman, AMP Financial Advice entities

  • President, Roseville Junior Cricket Club