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

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


Brian Hartzer

BA, CFA

Skills, experience and expertise 

Brian was appointed Managing Director & CEO in February 2015. Brian joined Westpac as Chief Executive, Australian Financial Services in June 2012 encompassing Westpac Retail & Business Banking, St.George Banking Group and BT Financial Group. Prior to joining Westpac, Brian spent three years in the UK as CEO for Retail, Wealth and Ulster Bank at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Prior to that, he spent ten years with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in Australia in a variety of roles, including his final role as CEO, Australia and Global Segment Lead for Retail and Wealth. Before joining ANZ, Brian spent ten years as a financial services consultant in New York, San Francisco and Melbourne.

Westpac Board Committee membership

Member of the Board Technology Committee.

Term of office

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") since February 2015.

Independent

 No

Current Directorships

Director of the Australian Bankers' Association and The Financial Markets Foundation for Children.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


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.


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, Ms Caesar 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 a member of the University of Technology Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board and is also a member of the Federal Government’s FinTech Advisory Group.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director from 1 September 2017

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of Stone and Chalk Limited, Equifax Australia Holdings Pty Ltd and Genome.One Pty Ltd.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil


Ewen Crouch AM

BEc (Hons.), LLB, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise 

Ewen was a Partner at Allens from 1988 to 2013, where he was one of Australia’s most accomplished mergers and acquisitions lawyers. He served as a member of the firm’s board for 11 years, including four years as Chairman of Partners. His other roles at Allens included Co-Head Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets, Executive Partner, Asian offices and Deputy Managing Partner. He is now a Consultant to Allens.

 

Ewen served as a director of Mission Australia from 1995 and as Chairman from 2009, before retiring in November 2016. From 2010 to 2015, Ewen was a member of the Takeovers Panel.

 

In 2013, Ewen 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.

 

Ewen is currently a member of each of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.  

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since February 2013.

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of BlueScope Steel Limited, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Holdings Pty Limited and Jawun.

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. She was also an Independent Director of Social Ventures Australia from September 2007 to April 2013. Alison was formerly appointed by the Australian Government to a Panel of Experts conducting an independent cost-benefit analysis and regulatory review of the National Broadband Network.

 

Alison is currently a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since April 2014

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited, Cochlear Limited, kikki.K Holdings Pty Ltd and SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited.

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 Board member of the Australian Japanese Business Cooperation Committee, and former Chairman of the Investment and Financial Services Association (now the Financial Services Council). 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 the Chairman of the Australian Government's Fintech Advisory Group and the International Standards Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers (ISO/TC 307). He is also a Board member of each of the New South Wales Government’s Financial Services Knowledge Hub and Jobs for New South Wales, and a member of the ASIC External Advisory Panel and the New South Wales Government's Advisory Panel (regarding its investment in the Australian Quantum Computing Initiative). Craig is also 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 Stone and Chalk Limited and The Australian Ballet. Director of Telstra Corporation Limited and Financial Literacy Australia Limited.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Robert Elstone

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

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 July 2006 to October 2011, Robert was Managing Director and CEO of ASX Limited. Previously, he was Managing Director and CEO of the Sydney Futures Exchange from May 2000 to July 2006, and from January 1995 to May 2000, he was Finance Director of Pioneer International. Robert was a Non-executive Director of the National Australia Bank from September 2004 to July 2006, an inaugural member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund, and former Chairman of the Financial Sector Advisory Council to the Federal Treasurer.

 

Robert is currently an Adjunct Professor at each of the Business Schools of the Universities of Sydney and Western Australia.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since February 2012

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

University of Western Australia Business School.

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil

 


Peter Hawkins

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

Skills, experience and expertise 

Peter’s career in the banking and financial services industry spans over 40 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 previously a Director of BHP (NZ) Steel Limited, ING Australia Limited, Esanda Finance Corporation, Visa Inc, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and MG Responsible Entity Limited (the responsible entity for ASX listed MG Unit Trust).


Peter is an Advisory Board member of the Bank of Melbourne.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since December 2008

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

Director of Mirvac Group, Crestone Holdings Limited and Liberty Financial Pty 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 the Review Panel & Policy Council of the Banking & Finance Oath.

Westpac Board Committee membership

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

Term of office

Director since June 2013

Independent

Yes

Current Directorships

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

Other Westpac related entities Directorships

Nil