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Executive team

Peter King

BEc, FCA.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Westpac Group


Peter was appointed Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer in April 2020, after holding the role on an acting basis between December 2019 and March 2020.


In his 25 years at Westpac, Peter has held senior finance roles including Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for Westpac’s Finance, Group Audit, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations functions. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer for three years and worked in 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.


Richard Burton

BSc Mathematics (Hons)
Acting Chief Executive, Consumer Division


Richard was appointed Acting Chief Executive, Consumer Division in June 2020. The division provides a wide range of retail banking, lending and consumer finance services across the Westpac, St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne and RAMS brands.


In his 10 years at Westpac, Richard has held senior finance roles spanning consumer, business and Group functions including Chief Financial Officer of the Consumer Division, Chief Financial Officer of the Business Division, Acting General Manager, Group Finance and Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer. During this time, Richard led large teams of finance professionals while driving performance, optimising investment to generate positive customer experiences and managing all aspects of financial reporting.


Prior to joining Westpac, Richard held senior roles in financial services in Australia and the UK including Head of Business Performance at Challenger Financial Services Group and Head of Performance Management at National Australia Bank. Richard also led an advisory team for KPMG in the UK.


Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honours, from the University of Bristol.


Scott Collary

Chief Operating Officer


Scott Collary joined Westpac in November 2020 as Chief Operating Officer and leads our corporate services, operations and technology functions.

 

Scott has over 30 years’ global banking experience, with a breadth of expertise across technology, operations, risk mitigation and commercial functions.

 

Before joining Westpac, Scott was Chief Information & Operations Officer for North America Consumer Businesses at Bank of Montreal, Canada. Prior to that, Scott held senior executive positions at a number of multinational financial institutions including ANZ, Citibank, Fifth Third Bank and Bank of America.

 

Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in the United States.


Rebecca Lim

B Econ, LLB (Hons)
Group General Counsel & Enterprise Executive


Rebecca is responsible for leading Westpac’s legal function globally, as well as leading the CEO’s office.


Rebecca joined Westpac in 2002 and has held a variety of other senior leadership roles including General Manager, Human Resources for St.George Bank and General Manager, St.George Private Clients.


Rebecca began her career at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) before joining the US firm Skadden Arps where she worked in both New York and London. Rebecca then moved into an in-house role in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London before returning to Australia and joining Westpac.


Rebecca is a member of Chief Executive Women.


Guilherme (Guil) Lima

MBA, BBA
Chief Executive, Business Division


Guilherme (Guil) joined Westpac Group as Chief Executive, Business Division in December 2019. The division supports Australia’s small business, commercial, agribusiness and private wealth customers providing a wide range of banking services across the Westpac, St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne brands.


Guil has 22 years’ experience in banking and consulting in Hong Kong, Brazil, UK, US, Spain and the Netherlands. Prior to his appointment, Guil was Group Head of Wealth Management at HSBC Hong Kong. He started at HSBC as Group Head of Strategy in London in 2010 after a career totalling 10 years at McKinsey & Co.


Guil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management and Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil and a Master of Business Administration in Strategy, Corporate Finance and Investment Management from Harvard Business School.


Carolyn McCann

BBus (Com), BA, GradDipAppFin, GAICD
Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Relations


Carolyn was appointed as Westpac’s Group Executive responsible for customer and corporate relations in May 2018. This division originally brought together management of the Group’s customer resolution of complaints, alongside the functions responsible for reputation, corporate affairs, communications and sustainability.


During the year, Carolyn assumed responsibility for the Customer Advocate function as well as the Group’s Customer Outcomes and Risk Excellence Program, a program to improve risk culture, governance and accountability. From 1 November 2020, the division also includes Westpac Group’s customer remediation function. Carolyn joined Westpac in 2013, as General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.


Prior to joining Westpac, Carolyn spent 13 years at Insurance Australia Group in various positions, including Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations. She began her career in consulting and has extensive in-house and consulting experience in financial services.


David McLean

LLB (Hons.)
Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand Limited


David was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand Limited in February 2015. Since joining Westpac in February 1999, he has held a number of senior roles including Head of Debt Capital Markets New Zealand, General Manager, Private, Wealth and Insurance New Zealand and Head of Westpac Institutional Bank New Zealand, and most recently, Managing Director of the Westpac New York branch.


Before joining Westpac, David was Director, Capital Markets at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell from 1994. He also established the New Zealand branch of Deutsche Bank and was New Zealand Resident Branch Manager. In 1988, David joined Southpac/National Bank as a Capital Markets Executive. Prior to this, David worked as a lawyer in private practice and served as in-house counsel for NatWest NZ from 1985.


Anthony Miller

LLB (Hons), BA
Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank


Anthony Miller joined Westpac Group as Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank in October 2020.  He has responsibility for Westpac's global relationships with corporate, institutional and government clients, as well as all products across financial and capital markets, transactional banking, structured finance and working capital payments. In addition, Anthony has responsibility for Westpac's offices and branches in Asia, London and New York.


Before joining Westpac Group, Anthony was CEO of Australia & New Zealand and Co-Head of Investment Bank, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank from 2017.


Prior to Deutsche Bank, Anthony was a partner at Goldman Sachs based in Hong Kong within the investment banking division and previously held a number of roles at Goldman Sachs in Australia and New Zealand having joined the organisation in 2001. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Anthony worked at Credit Suisse.


Anthony holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology, and Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Language, Modern Asian Studies) from Griffiths University.


Christine Parker

BGDipBus (HRM)
Group Executive, Human Resources


Christine was appointed to Westpac Group’s Executive Team in October 2011. As Group Executive, Human Resources, Christine leads the HR function for the Group, responsible for strengthening our service oriented and inclusive culture, attracting and retaining the best talent, developing and helping our workforce to grow skills for the future, rewarding and recognising our people and ensuring their health and wellbeing.


Christine has responsibility for the office of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) and also supports the CEO and Board on culture and conduct. Since joining Westpac in 2007, Christine has held a variety of senior leadership roles including Group General Manager, Human Resources and General Manager, Human Resources for Westpac New Zealand Limited. Before joining Westpac, Christine held senior HR roles in a number of high-profile organisations and across a range of industries, including Carter Holt Harvey and Restaurant Brands New Zealand.


Christine is currently Chair of the St.George Foundation, a member of the Chief Executive Women and was previously a Director of Women’s Community Shelters and member of the Veterans’ Employment Industry Advisory Committee.


Michael Rowland

B.Comm, FCA
Chief Financial Officer


Michael joined Westpac Group as Chief Financial Officer in September 2020. He is responsible for Westpac’s Finance, Group Audit, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury functions.


Before joining Westpac, Michael was a Partner in Management Consulting at KPMG. Before that he held a number of senior executive positions at ANZ from 1999 to 2013. This included CFO Institutional Banking, CFO Wealth, CFO New Zealand, CFO Personal Financial Services, and business leadership roles as CEO Pacific, Managing Director Mortgages and General Manager, Transformation. Michael commenced his career at KPMG, where he was promoted to become a Tax Partner in 1993.


Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Taxation Law, Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.


David Stephen

BBus
Chief Risk Officer


David was appointed Chief Risk Officer in October 2018, with responsibility for risk management across the Group.


Prior to this, David was the Chief Risk Officer for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) from 2013, having joined in 2010 as the Deputy Chief Risk Officer. David has also previously held other senior roles at both retail and investment banks in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia, including serving as Chief Risk Officer at ANZ and Chief Credit Officer at Credit Suisse Financial Products.


David has a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance from Monash University and is a Board member of the International Financial Risk Institute.


Les Vance

BCom, LLB (Hons)
Group Executive, Financial Crime, Compliance and Conduct


Les was appointed Group Executive, Financial Crime, Compliance and Conduct in June 2020.


In this newly created role, Les is responsible for overseeing and strengthening the governance and management of these risks.


Les has over 25 years’ executive experience across transformation and program delivery, risk and governance, operations and line management. Joining Westpac in 2008, Les has held a variety of senior roles including Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Division and Chief Risk Officer, BT Financial Group. Prior to Westpac, Les was Group Executive for External Funds at Investa Property Group and Chief Executive for Gaming at TAB Limited. Les commenced his career as a solicitor at the legal firm Freehills.


Les holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, both from University of Queensland.


Jason Yetton

B.Comm (Finance & Mktg), GradDipAppFin
Chief Executive, Specialist Businesses, Strategy & Transformation


Jason was appointed Chief Executive, Specialist Businesses in May 2020.


He is responsible for Group Strategy, Transformation Office and Corporate & Business Development. He is also accountable for the Strategic Reviews and potential divestments of the Group’s Specialist Businesses. Specialist Businesses support customers with wealth needs including Life and General Insurance, Superannuation and Platforms and Investments as well as Auto Finance and Pacific banking.


Most recently, Jason was Chief Executive Officer NewCo, CBA, where he was appointed to lead the demerger of its wealth management and mortgage broking businesses. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, SocietyOne, an early financial services disrupter and consumer finance marketplace lender.


Jason was previously with the Westpac Group for more than 20 years, holding a number of senior positions including Group Executive, Westpac Retail & Business Banking, and a range of senior executive positions in BT Financial Group.