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Board of Directors

Lindsay Maxsted

DipBus (Gordon), FCA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise 

Lindsay was formerly a partner at KPMG and was the CEO of that firm from January 2001 to 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.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since March 2008 and Chairman since December 2011.

Independent

Yes  

Current Directorships

Chairman of Transurban Group. Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group plc. Managing Director of Align Capital Pty Ltd and Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


John McFarlane

MA, MBA

Skills, experience and expertise 

John was formerly Chairman of Barclays plc, Aviva plc and FirstGroup plc, and Chairman of The City UK. He was also a Non-executive Director of Westfield Group/Westfield Corporation, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Capital Radio and was a council member of The London Stock Exchange.
 

John served as Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) from 1997 to 2007, and as Group Executive Director at Standard Chartered. He also held senior positions at Citicorp including as Managing Director of Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd and Head of Citicorp and Citibank in the UK and Ireland, and earlier to that Ford Motor Co.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Chairman-elect of the Nominations Committee and member of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee.

Term of office

Director and Chairman-elect since February 2020 (becoming Chairman in April 2020).

Independent

Yes  

Current Directorships

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE
Old Oak Holding Ltd.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


Peter King

BEc, FCA.

Skills, experience and expertise 

Peter was appointed Acting Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer in December 2019.
 

Since joining the Westpac Group in 1994, Peter also held senior finance roles including Chief Financial Officer since 2014 with responsibility for Westpac's Finance, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations functions. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer for three years and held senior positions across the Group including in Group Finance, Business and Consumer Banking, Business and Technology Services, Treasury and Financial Markets.
 

Peter commenced his career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of the Board Technology Committee

Term of office

Director since December 2019

Independent

No  

Current Directorships

Westpac Scholars Limited


Nerida Caesar

BCom, MBA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise 

Nerida has 30 years of broad-ranging commercial and business management experience. Most recently, Nerida was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand, of Equifax, formerly Veda Group Limited from February 2011 to June 2017. She is also a former director of Genome.One Pty Ltd and Stone and Chalk Limited.


Prior to joining Veda, Nerida was formerly Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise and Government, responsible for Telstra's corporate, government and large business customers in Australia as well as the international sales division. She also worked as Group Managing Director, Telstra Wholesale, and prior to that held the position of Executive Director National Sales where she was responsible for managing products, services and customer relationships throughout Australia.


Prior to joining Telstra, Nerida held several senior management and sales positions with IBM within Australia and internationally over a 20 year period, including as Vice President of IBM's Intel Server Division for the Asia Pacific region.


Nerida is currently an Advisory Board member of IXUP Limited.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of each of the Board Risk & Compliance , Board Technology and Board Financial Crime Committees.

Term of office

Director since September 2017

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Chairman of Workplace Giving Australia Limited. Director of Spark Investment Holdco Pty Ltd.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


Alison Deans

BA, MBA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise 

Alison has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management and strategy consulting roles focussed on e-commerce, media and financial services in Australia. During this time, Alison held a number of senior executive roles including as the CEO of eCorp Limited, Hoyts Cinemas and eBay, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, she was the CEO of the technology-based investment company netus Pty Ltd, which was acquired by Fairfax Media Limited in 2012. Alison was a Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited from February 2013 to October 2017 and an Independent Director of Social Ventures Australia from September 2007 to April 2013. She is also a former director of kikki.K Holdings Pty Ltd.
 

Alison is currently an Investment Committee member of the CSIRO Innovation Fund (Main Sequence Ventures) and a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since April 2014

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of Cochlear Limited, Ramsay Health Care Limited, The Observership Program Limited, SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited and Deputy Group Pty Ltd.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Craig Dunn

BCom, FCA

Skills, experience and expertise 

Craig has more than 20 years' experience in financial services, including as CEO of AMP Limited from January 2008 to December 2013. Craig was previously a director of Financial Literacy Australia Limited, and a Board member of each of the Australian Japanese Business Cooperation Committee and the New South Wales Government’s Financial Services Knowledge Hub. He is also a former Chairman of the Investment and Financial Services Association (now the Financial Services Council), and Stone and Chalk Limited. He was also a member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee, the Australian Financial Centre Forum, the Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce and a Panel member of the Australian Government's Financial System Inquiry.


Craig is currently Chairman of the International Standards Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (ISO/TC 307). He is also a member of the New South Wales Government's Quantum Computing Fund Advisory Panel and a consultant to King & Wood Mallesons. 

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since June 2015

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Chairman of The Australian Ballet. Director of Telstra Corporation Limited.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Anita Fung

BSocSc, MAppFin

Skills, experience and expertise 

Anita’s career in the banking industry spans over 30 years, including 19 years at HSBC. During her time at HSBC, Anita held a number of senior management roles including Group General Manager, HSBC Group and most recently as Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining HSBC, Anita held various positions at Standard Chartered Bank in its Treasury and Capital markets business.


Anita is a former Chairman of HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited and a former director of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, Hang Seng Bank Limited and Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Anita is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks.


Anita is a member of the Hong Kong Museum Advisory Committee.


Anita was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2013 for her contributions to the development of the banking industry in Hong Kong.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee.

Term of office

Director from 1 October 2018

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, China Construction Bank Corporation and Hang Lung Properties Limited. Board Member of the Airport Authority Hong Kong.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Member of Westpac’s Asia Advisory Board.


Steven Harker

BEc (Hons.), LLB

Skills, experience and expertise 

Steve has over 35 years of experience in investment banking. Steve was formerly Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia from 1998 to 2016 and then Vice Chairman until February 2019. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he spent fifteen years with Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW, now Barclays Investment Bank).
 

Steve is a former Chairman and Director of Australian Financial Markets Association Limited and a former Director of Investa Property Group. Steve also previously served on the board of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation. He is also a former Guardian of the Future Fund of Australia.
 

Steve currently serves as Honorary Treasurer of Ascham School.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of each of the Board Audit, Board Risk & Compliance and Board Financial Crime Committees.

Term of office

Director from 1 March 2019.

Independent

Yes  

Current Directorships

Director of The Banking and Finance Oath Limited, The Hunger Project Australia, ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation, New South Wales Golf Club Foundation Limited and Ascham School Ltd.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


Peter Marriott

BEc (Hons.), FCA

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 July 1997 to May 2012. Prior to his career at ANZ, Peter was a banking and finance, audit and consulting partner at KPMG Peat Marwick. Peter was formerly a Director of ANZ National Bank Limited in New Zealand and various ANZ subsidiaries.

 

Peter is currently a member of each of the Review Panel & Policy Council of the Banking & Finance Oath, and the Monash University Council. He is also Chairman of the Monash University Council’s Resources and Finance Committee.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since June 2013

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of ASX Limited, ASX Clearing Corporation Limited, ASX Settlement Corporation Limited and Austraclear Limited.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Peter Nash

BCom, FCA, F Fin

Skills, experience and expertise 
 

Peter Nash was formerly a Senior Partner with KPMG until September 2017, having been admitted to the partnership of KPMG Australia in 1993. He most recently served as the National Chairman of KPMG Australia from 2011 until August 2017, where he was responsible for the overall governance and strategic positioning of KPMG in Australia. In this role, Peter also served as a member of KPMG’s Global and Regional Boards. His previous positions with KPMG included Regional Head of Audit for Asia Pacific, National Managing Partner for Audit in Australia and head of KPMG Financial Services.
 

Peter has worked in geographically diverse and complex operating environments providing advice on a range of topics including business strategy, risk management, internal controls, business processes and regulatory change. He has also provided both financial and commercial advice to many Government businesses at both a Federal and State level. Peter is a former member of the Business Council of Australia and its Economic and Regulatory Committee.
 

Peter is a Board member of the Koorie Heritage Trust and Migration Council Australia. He is an Advisory Board member of the University of Melbourne Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies.
 

Westpac Board Committee membership

Chairman of the Board Audit and Board Financial Crime Committees. Member of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee.

Term of office

Director from 7 March 2018.

Independent

Yes  

Current Directorships

Chairman of Johns Lyng Group Limited. Director of ASX Limited, Mirvac Group, Reconciliation Australia Limited and Golf Victoria Limited.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Margaret Seale

BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise 

Margie has more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas, including in consumer goods, global publishing, sales and marketing, and the successful transition of traditional business models to digital environments. Prior to her non-executive career, Margie was Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia Development for Random House Inc.
 

Margie is a former Director and then Chair of Penguin Random House Australia Pty Limited, and a former Director of Ramsay Health Care Limited, Bank of Queensland Limited and the Australian Publishers’ Association. She also previously served on the boards of Chief Executive Women (chairing its Scholarship Committee), the Powerhouse Museum, and the Sydney Writers Festival.
 

In 2015, Margie founded philanthropic literary travel company Ponder & See, which funds writers’ festivals and writers through creating literary trips or experiences for interested readers.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of each of the Board Remuneration, Board Risk & Compliance and Board Financial Crime Committees.

Term of office

Director from 1 March 2019.

Independent

Yes  

Current Directorships

Director of Scentre Group Limited and Telstra Corporation Limited.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil