David BarkerDavid is a partner at Ernst & Young and sits on the Board of their Financial Services business, which manages their $9bn professional services practice. David is an experienced corporate finance advisor and consultant of more than 30 years' experience gained in a number of industry leading organisations. He helps banks, insurers and asset managers meet their growth, restructuring and innovation objectives through transformational corporate actions and mergers & acquisitions.

David also works closely with governments, regulators and supra-national stakeholders in the financial services industry to influence decisions around strategy, planning financial and operational business performance.

As a result of the financial crisis of 2008 and beyond, David also began to serve international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank on sovereign bail-outs and bank collapses.