David Walker was appointed IADI's fifth Secretary General by the Executive Council in March 2016, for a four-year term starting on 1 October 2016.
Mr Walker joined IADI from the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), where he had worked for over 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility involving insurance and risk assessment, policy development and international affairs. Immediately prior to beginning his IADI tenure, Mr Walker held the position of Managing Director of the Executive Office and International Affairs.
Mr Walker is highly familiar with IADI and its work, having been closely involved with it over a long period of time. For example, since 2008, he has chaired the IADI Guidance Group, and been Vice Chair of the Research and Guidance Committee. He was instrumental in developing IADI’s first deposit insurance standards, the Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems (Core Principles), as co-chair of the Basel Committee-IADI Working Group in 2009. He also chaired an international joint working group that developed the Revised Core Principles, published in November 2014.
In addition, Mr Walker has been active in representing IADI on the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Resolution Steering Group, and participating in the development of the FSB Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes and its associated guidance and assessment methodology. He has also worked with the IMF and World Bank on their Financial Sector Assessment Program reviews and various technical assistance projects.