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Peter Hanlon moves to advisory role across Westpac Group


18 July 2012

Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer Gail Kelly today announced that Peter Hanlon will move into an advisory role as an Enterprise Executive after he steps down from his current full-time position.

Mr Hanlon, 57, has been with Westpac Group since 1990. Since November 2011 he has established and led the new Australian Financial Services (AFS) division of Westpac Group. Incoming AFS Chief Executive, Brian Hartzer, will lead this business from August 20.

After a two-month handover period with Mr Hartzer, Mr Hanlon will work directly with Gail Kelly and the Westpac Group Executive as an adviser on industry and Westpac-specific issues and reputational initiatives. Mr Hanlon will use his extensive experience to help implement the next phase of the Group’s strategy. Mr Hanlon will also be accountable for driving Westpac’s plan to mark its 200th anniversary in 2017. As Australia’s oldest company this is an important milestone.

Mrs Kelly said she was delighted the Westpac Group would continue to use Mr Hanlon’s talents.

“Peter is a versatile and deeply respected executive within our company, who brings a proactive approach to addressing and resolving key issues and delivering strong results for Westpac. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him,” she said.