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Board of Directors

John McFarlane

MA, MBA
Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since February 2020 and Chairman since April 2020.

Board Committees

Chairman of the Board Nominations & Governance Committee.

Experience

John is a senior figure in global banking and financial services and has 45 years of experience in the sector. He 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 plc and was a council member of The London Stock Exchange.


John served as Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 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. He began his career at Ford Motor Co.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE (since June 2018), Barclays plc (January 2015 to May 2019) and Westfield Corporation Limited (July 2014 to June 2018).

Other principal directorships and interests

Director of Old Oak Holdings Ltd.


Peter King

BEc, FCA.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed

Director since December 2019.

Board Committees

Member of the Board Technology Committee.

Experience

Peter was appointed Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer in April 2020. Peter previously held this role on an acting basis between December 2019 and March 2020. Since joining the Westpac Group in 1994, Peter also held senior finance roles including Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for Westpac’s Finance, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations functions. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer for three years. He has also 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.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years:

Nil.

Other principal directorships and interests:

Director of Australian Banking Association Incorporated and Institute of International Finance.


Nerida Caesar

BCom, MBA, GAICD
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since September 2017.

Board Committees

Member of the Board Legal, Regulatory and Compliance and Board Technology Committees.

Experience

Nerida has over 33 years of broad ranging commercial and business management experience, with particular depth in technology led businesses. Nerida was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand, of Equifax (formerly the ASX-listed Veda Group Limited) and was also a former director of Genome.One Pty Ltd and Stone and Chalk Limited. Before joining Equifax, Nerida held several senior management roles at Telstra, including Group Managing Director, Enterprise and Government and Group Managing Director, Wholesale. Nerida also held several Executive and senior management positions with IBM within Australia and internationally, including as Vice President of IBM’s Intel Server Division for the Asia Pacific region.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Nil.

Other principal directorships and interests

Chairman of Workplace Giving Australia Limited and Director of Spark Investment Holdco Pty Ltd. Member of the Advisory Board of IXUP Limited. Advisor to Equifax Australia and New Zealand and Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd.


Craig Dunn

BCom, FCA
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since June 2015.

Board Committees

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

Experience

Craig has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, including as CEO of AMP Limited. He was formerly a director of Financial Literacy Australia Limited, and a Board member of the Australian Japanese Business Cooperation Committee, Jobs for New South Wales, and the New South Wales Government’s Financial Services Knowledge Hub. Craig was Chairman of Stone and Chalk Limited and 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.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Telstra Corporation Limited (since April 2016).

Other principal directorships and interests

Chairman of The Australian Ballet, Chairman of the International Standards Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (ISO/TC 307), and consultant to King & Wood Mallesons.


Steven Harker

BEc (Hons.), LLB
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since March 2019.

Board Committees

Member of the Board Audit, Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Board Remuneration Committees.

Experience

Steve has over 35 years’ experience in investment banking. He was formerly Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia, and then Vice Chairman until February 2019. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he spent 15 years with Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW, now Barclays Investment Bank). Steve was Chairman and Director of Australian Financial Markets Association Limited and a Director of Investa Property Group.


He also previously served on the Board of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation and was a Guardian of the Future Fund of Australia.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Nil.

Other principal directorships and interests

Chairman of the Investment and Executive Committees at Future Now Ventures. Director of The Banking and Finance Oath Limited, The Hunger Project Australia, ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation, and New South Wales Golf Club Foundation Limited.


Michael Hawker AM

BSc, FAICD, SF Fin, FAIM, FIoD
Independent Non-executive Director 

Appointed

Director since December 2020.

Board Committees

Chairman of the Board Technology Committee. Member of the Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Board Nominations & Governance Committees.

Experience

Michael has substantial experience, with over 35 years in the financial services industry, including as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Westpac, and with Citibank in Australia and Europe.


Michael was a Director of Macquarie Bank Limited and Macquarie Group Limited, and a Director of Aviva plc.


Michael was also President of the Insurance Council of Australia, Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association, a Board member of the Geneva Association and a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Ltd (since October 2012), Macquarie Group Limited (March 2010 – September 2020), Macquarie Bank Limited (March 2010 – September 2020), Aviva plc (January 2010 – March 2019).

Other principal directorships and interests

Director of BUPA Global Board UK, Deputy Chairman of BUPA ANZ Group and a Non-Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.


Chris Lynch

BCom, MBA, FCPA
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since September 2020.

Board Committees

Member of the Board Audit and Board Risk Committees.

Experience

Chris has significant experience in mineral resources and infrastructure, having spent over 30 years working in these fields globally. Chris was formerly the Global Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Group, based in London, and an Executive Director. Prior to this, he was a Non-executive Director of Rio Tinto Group. Chris was the Chief Executive Officer of Transurban Group, an international toll road developer and manager with interests in Australia and North America from 2008 to 2012. His executive career also included seven years at BHP Billiton where he was Chief Financial Officer and then Executive Director and Group President – Carbon Steel Materials. Chris spent 20 years with Alcoa Inc. where he held a number of executive positions, including Vice-President and Chief Information Officer based in Pittsburgh, USA and Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa Europe in Switzerland. He was also managing director of KAAL Australia Limited, a joint venture company formed by Alcoa and Kobe Steel. Chris was formerly a Commissioner of the Australian Football League from 2008 until 2014.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Rio Tinto Group (September 2011 to September 2018).

Other principal directorships and interests

Director of Business for Millennium Development Ltd, Chairman of the National Water Grid Authority Advisory Board.


Peter Marriott

BEc (Hons.), FCA
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since June 2013.

Board Committees

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

Experience

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles in the finance industry, encompassing international banking, finance and auditing. He joined Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in 1993 and was 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.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

ASX Limited (since July 2009).

Other principal directorships and interests:

Director of ASX Clearing Corporation Limited, ASX Settlement Corporation Limited and Austraclear Limited. Member of Monash University Council and Chairman of the Monash University Council’s Resources and Finance Committee.


Peter Nash

BCom, FCA, F Fin
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since March 2018.

Board Committees

Chairman of the Board Audit and Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Committees. Member of the Board Risk and Board Nominations & Governance Committees.

Experience

Peter was formerly a Senior Partner with KPMG, having been admitted to the Australian partnership in 1993. He served as the National Chairman of KPMG Australia and served on 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 financial and commercial advice to many State and Federal Government businesses.


Peter is a former member of the Business Council of Australia and its Economic and Regulatory Committee.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Johns Lyng Group Limited (Chairman since October 2017), Mirvac Group (since November 2018) and ASX Limited (since June 2019).

Other principal directorships and interests

Director of Golf Victoria Limited and General Sir John Monash Foundation. Board member of the Koorie Heritage Trust.


Margaret (Margie) Seale

BA, FAICD
Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed

Director since March 2019.

Board Committees

Member of the Board Remuneration and Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Committees.

Experience

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 the Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia Development for Random House Inc. Margie was a Director and then Chair of Penguin Random House Australia Pty Limited, and a Director of Ramsay Health Care Limited, Bank of Queensland Limited and the Australian Publishers’ Association. She also served on the Boards of Chief Executive Women (chairing its Scholarship Committee), the Powerhouse Museum, and the Sydney Writers Festival.

Directorships of listed entities over the past three years

Telstra Corporation Limited (since May 2012), Scentre Group Limited (since February 2016), Ramsay Health Care Limited (April 2015 to October 2018) and Bank of Queensland Limited (January 2014 to June 2018).

Other principal directorships and interests

Nil.