David L. Leach has been appointed as the Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Security Officer, and Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
A Seasoned Technology Executive
David L. Leach brings extensive experience in technology leadership, specializing in value delivery, people and asset protection, and business transformation through data, analytics, and security. He has a track record of building high-performing teams and driving business transformation through data and analytics.
Key Leadership Roles
Leach’s prior roles include serving as the Executive Director of Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Cummins Inc., where he used data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) to improve customer experience, transform business processes, and create new market opportunities. He also led the Global Head of Enterprise Analytics & Data at Micron Technology, where he focused on powering analytics for competitive advantage.
In his current role at PG&E, Leach is leading the central data and analytics organization, focusing on investing in data assets and analytical capabilities to deliver for hometowns, serve the planet, and lead with love. This mission requires the utilization of quality data that can support everything from basic dashboards to sophisticated machine learning models.
Employee Development and HR Transformation
A significant aspect of Leach’s work at PG&E involves fostering data-driven approaches to employee development. By leveraging data, PG&E aims to address talent retention issues and help employees identify growth opportunities. Additionally, PG&E is actively transforming its HR function with data and analytics to empower HR professionals to become advisors who assess employees’ potential based on performance data.
David L. Leach holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics from Boise State University.
David L. Leach’s appointment at PG&E is poised to make a significant impact on the utility company’s data, analytics, and security initiatives, as well as its approach to employee development and retention.