Westpac Institutional Bank appoints experienced banker, Pippa Crawford as Head of Victoria
15 October 2013
Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) today announced the appointment of Pippa Crawford to the dual roles of Head of WIB Victoria and Head of Energy and Resources, Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).
With a career at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London spanning 15 years, Ms Crawford has extensive experience across global capital markets origination, sales, syndication and execution. Her most recent role was as Head of Loan Capital Markets, managing the portfolio and team across Western Europe.
A member of RBS’ Advanced Leadership Programme, Ms Crawford was one of Financial News’ Top 40 under 40 Investment Bankers in 2013 as well as being nominated for Women in Banking and Finance Award in 2012.
Joining the CIB Executive Team, Ms Crawford will report to Andrew McDonald, General Manager, Corporate & Institutional Banking and manage the ongoing delivery of the institutional bank’s customer engagement strategies to significantly grow its presence in Victoria.
General Manager, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Andrew McDonald said, “Our executive team in Victoria have led a successful strategy, tilting the business towards our targeted growth sectors.”
“Pippa’s extensive experience as a high profile originator and proven ability to develop client led growth strategies will leverage this strength as we continue to build out our strategy.”
“Her strong leadership skills and track record in building a global culture of high achievement at RBS plays directly into the institutional bank’s position as we build on sustained growth and profitability,” he said.
At RBS, Ms Crawford was instrumental in many key transactions with global customers. High profile transactions include integrating the post-merger funding strategy between Xstrata and Glencore in 2012 and as defence advisor for Rio Tinto against the BHP Billiton bid in 2008/2009.
She was the Co-Chair of the Diversity Network and heavily involved in graduate and diversity initiatives which have had a great deal of attention in banking globally and is a core area of focus at Westpac.