Authorisation Senior Manager Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

David Barker

David is a senior manager at Abu Dhabi Global Market, the international financial free zone in Abu Dhabi.  David works in the Banking and Insurance division and is responsible for assessing applications for authorization.  David is also responsible for leading or supporting a wide range of initiatives, including the ADGM insurance strategy, developing the FSRA’s risk-based regulatory approach, and implementing ADGM’s Sustainable Finance Strategy Pillar Four initiative to create a Sustainable Finance Hub and Ecosystem.


Prior to joining the FSRA, David was with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) of the Bank England and its predecessor organization, the Financial Services Authority, since 1999, where he led teams supervising insurance groups, including major international groups.