Westpac Group

Board of Directors

Lindsay Maxsted

DipBus (Gordon), FCA, FAICD

Lindsay Maxsted
Term of office
Director since March 2008 and Chairman since December 2011.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Chairman of Transurban Group. Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc. Managing Director of Align Capital Pty Ltd and Director of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Holdings Limited.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise  Lindsay was formerly a partner at KPMG and was the CEO of that firm from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2007. His principal area of practice prior to his becoming CEO was in the corporate recovery field managing a number of Australia’s largest insolvency/workout/turnaround engagements including Linter Textiles (companies associated with Abraham Goldberg ), Bell Publishing Group, Bond Brewing, McEwans Hardware and Brashs. He is also a former Director and Chairman of the Victorian Public Transport Corporation. Lindsay is a member of the Advisory Board of Coolmore Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Westpac Board Committee membership Chairman of the Board Nominations Committee. Member of each of the Board Audit and Board Risk & Compliance Committees.  

Gail Kelly

HigherDipEd, BA, MBA with Distinction

Gail Kelly
Term of office
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") since February 2008.
Independent
No
Current Directorships
Chairman of the Australian Bankers' Association. Director of the Business Council of Australia and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Gail began her banking career in 1980, and by 2001 Gail had held various senior management roles in a broad range of areas including retail and commercial banking, strategy, marketing and human resources. Gail has spent the last twelve years as CEO of two Australian banks, St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 2008 to date. She serves on the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council and is CARE Australia’s Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment. Internationally, Gail is Vice President of the International Monetary Conference, she sits on the Global Board of Advisers at the US Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Group of Thirty.

Westpac Board Committee membership Member of the Board Technology Committee.

Elizabeth Bryan AM

BA (Econ.), MA (Econ.)

Elizabeth Bryan
Term of office
Director since November 2006.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Chairman of Caltex Australia Limited.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Elizabeth has over 32 years experience in the financial services industry, government policy and administration, and on the boards of companies and statutory organisations. Prior to becoming a professional director she served for six years as Managing Director of Deutsche Asset Management and its predecessor organization, NSW State Superannuation Investment and Management Corporation. In March 2014, Elizabeth was appointed a member of the Australian Treasury Advisory Council.

Westpac Board Committee membership Chairman of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee. Member of each of the Board Nominations and Board Remuneration Committees.

Ewen Crouch AM

BEc (Hons.), LLB, FAICD

Ewen Crouch
Term of office
Director since February 2013.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Chairman of Mission Australia. Director of Bluescope Steel Limited and the Sydney Symphony Limited.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Ewen is one of Australia’s most accomplished mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers, having worked on some of Australia’s most significant M&A transactions throughout his extensive legal career at Allens, one of Australia’s leading law firms. He served as a member of that firm’s board for 11 years including 4 years as Chairman of Partners. In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Takeovers Panel. Ewen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the AICD's Law Committee and Curriculum Portfolio Committee. Ewen is also a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.  He is admitted to practise law in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. In 2013, he was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to the law as a contributor to legal professional organisations and to the community.

Westpac Board Committee membership Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee. Member of each the Board Nominations and Board Risk & Compliance Committees.

Alison Deans

BA, MBA, GAICD

Alison Deans
Term of office
Director since April 2014
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise  Alison has more than 20 years experience in senior management and strategy consulting roles focused on e-commerce, media and financial services in Australia. During this time, Alison held a number of senior executive roles including as the Chief Executive Officer of eCorp Limited, Hoyts Cinemas and eBay, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the technology-based investment company Netus Pty Ltd, which was acquired by Fairfax Media Limited in 2012. Alison was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of IAG Limited in 2013 and was an Independent Director of Social Ventures Australia from 2007 to 2013. In December 2013, she was appointed by the Australian Government to a Panel of Experts conducting an independent cost-benefit analysis and a regulatory review of the regulatory arrangements for the National Broadband Network.

Westpac Board Committee membership Member of each of the Board Risk & Compliance and Board Technology Committees.  

Robert Elstone

BA (Hons.), MA (Econ.), MCom

Robert Elstone
Term of office
Director since February 2012.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
University of Western Australia Business School.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Robert has over 30 years experience in senior management roles spanning investment banking, corporate finance, wholesale financial markets and risk management. From 2006 to 2011, Robert was Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Securities Exchange. Previously, he was Managing Director and CEO of the Sydney Futures Exchange from 2000 to 2006 and, from 1995 to 2000 he was Finance Director of Pioneer International. Robert was a Non-executive Director of the National Australia Bank from 2004 to 2006, an inaugural member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund in 2006, and, during the years 2007 to 2009, he was Chairman of the Financial Sector Advisory Council to the Federal Treasurer. Robert is an Adjunct Professor at the Business Schools of the Universities of Sydney and Western Australia. Robert was appointed to the University of Western Australia Business School Board at the start of 2013.

Westpac Board Committee membership Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. Member of each of the Board Nominations, Board Remuneration and Board Risk & Compliance Committees.

Peter Hawkins

BCA (Hons.), SF Fin, FAIM, ACA (NZ), FAICD

Peter Hawkins
Term of office
Director since December 2008.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Director of Mirvac Group, Liberty Financial Pty Ltd, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and Clayton Utz.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Member of the Bank of Melbourne Advisory Board since November 2010.

Skills, experience and expertise Peter's career in the banking and financial services industry spans over 41 years in Australia and overseas at both the highest levels of management and directorship of major organisations. Peter has held various senior management and directorship positions with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited from 1971 to 2005. He was also a Director of BHP (NZ) Steel Limited from 1990 to 1991, ING Australia Limited from 2002 to 2005, Esanda Finance Corporation from 2002 to 2005 and Visa Inc. from 2008 to 2011.

Westpac Board Committee membership Chairman of the Board Technology Committee. Member of each of the Board Audit, Board Nominations and Board Risk & Compliance Committees.

Peter Marriott

BEc (Hons.), FCA

Peter Marriott
Term of office
Director since June 2013.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Director of ASX Limited, ASX Clearing Corporation Limited and ASX Settlement Corporation Limited. Chairman of Austraclear Limited.
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Peter has over 30 years experience in senior management roles in the finance industry encompassing international banking, finance and auditing. Peter joined Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in 1993 and held the role of Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to May 2012. Prior to his career at ANZ, Peter was a banking and finance and audit and consulting partner at KPMG Peat Marwick. Peter has been a Non-executive Director of ASX Limited (and Chairman of its Board Audit & Risk Committee) since 1 July 2009. This appointment has involved Peter acting as a Director on the ASX Group Clearing and Settlement Boards and as Chairman of Austraclear Limited. Peter was formerly a Director of ANZ National Bank Limited in New Zealand and various ANZ subsidiaries.

Westpac Board Committee membership Member of each of the Board Audit, Board Risk & Compliance and Board Technology Committees.

Ann Pickard

BA, MA

Ann Pickard
Term of office
Director since December 2011.
Independent
Yes
Current Directorships
Nil
Other Westpac related entities Directorships
Nil

Skills, experience and expertise Ann has 25 years of international experience as a senior manager in large organisations, with responsibility for major corporate transformations, maximising return on assets in challenging environments, complex negotiations, large scale development projects and strategic planning. In June 2013, Ann was appointed Royal Dutch Shell’s Executive Vice President Arctic, Upstream Americas. Before her current role, Ann was the Executive Vice President of Shell’s upstream business in Australia from March 2010, and later her role was expanded to Country Chair of Australia in August 2010. Prior to this, Ann was Shell’s Regional Executive Vice President for Sub Sahara Africa, overseeing the company’s exploration and production, gas and LNG activities in the region. She has also held the position of Director - Global Businesses and Strategy and been a member of the Shell Gas & Power Executive Committee with responsibility for Global LNG, Power and Gas & Power Strategy.

Westpac Board Committee membership Member of each of the Board Remuneration and Board Risk & Compliance Committees.