Dave Coombes’ extensive experience with online and mobile platform development, agile methods and his deep knowledge of the financial services industry. Over the past 20 years, Dr Coombes has been instrumental in the design and implementation of technology platforms for the financial services sector, both in Australia and the UK.
Dave was the General Manager Strategy and Architecture at Tabcorp and prior to that, a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, the world leaders in applying agile methods to enterprise application development. At ThoughtWorks, Dr Coombes was responsible for both consulting and delivery engagements at leading financial institutions including BT Financial Group, Suncorp, Macquarie, Fidelity Investments and Dresdner Kleinwort, in both the UK and Australia. Most recently, Dave was Head of Group Technology at IAG Digital Labs where he led teams responsible for application and infrastructure architecture, integration, database operations, automation and robotics.
Dr Coombes holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Sheffield and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Birmingham