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David Webster

First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance

Mr Webster is currently First Assistant Secretary of the Commercial Investments Division within the Department of Finance. He has deep commercial and financial experience at senior levels in both the public and private sectors. 

From November 2021 to January 2023 he was CEO of the Infrastructure and Commercial Advisory Office. Previously David spent 7 years as a Deputy Secretary of the Commercial Division in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. He provided high level and innovative commercial, financial and risk management advice to the Victorian Government, focusing on GBEs, major infrastructure and the state’s balance sheet. 

Prior to this, David had various high level primarily infrastructure‑related roles in the finance sector in both the UK and Australia, including at RBS, ABN AMRO, and Bank of America.  David is a director of Cladding Safety Victoria and has numerous prior directorships including infrastructure and PPP delivery SPVs, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. 

David Webster