Mr. Walker is responsible for providing leadership in the development and execution of IADI’s business plans and in directing its daily operations. IADI was formed in May 2002 to enhance the effectiveness of deposit insurance systems and to contribute to financial system stability by promoting guidance and international cooperation.
Mr. Walker has experience in deposit insurance, bank resolution, financial regulation and economics. During 2008-16, he chaired the IADI Guidance Group and was instrumental in developing IADI’s Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems.
Mr. Walker has also been active with the Financial Stability Board Resolution Steering Group and participated in the development of the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes and its associated guidance. He has worked with organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Bank for International Settlements and has provided technical assistance to over 40 jurisdictions.
Prior to joining IADI, Mr. Walker spent over 20 years with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation in insurance and risk assessment roles, policy development and international affairs. He also held positions with the Royal Bank of Canada and the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Walker has an MBA and an MA in International Economics from McGill University.