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.
Since joining Westpac in 1994, Peter has held senior finance roles including Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for Westpac’s Finance, Group Audit, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations functions. He has worked in senior finance roles 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.
Peter is currently the Chairman of the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Group Chief Information Officer
Scott Collary was appointed as the Group’s Chief Information Officer in August 2023. Prior to this, he held the role of Group Executive, Customer Services & Technology after joining Westpac as Chief Operating Officer in November 2020.
Scott has over 35 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.
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Group General Counsel
Shannon joined Westpac in November 2021 and leads Westpac’s legal function globally.
Shannon has nearly 30 years legal experience including with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department Corporations Law Simplification Unit, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Canberra, London and Sydney, including as head of the Sydney office, and as a senior partner of global corporate law firm Jones Day.
Shannon is a member of the Business Law Executive of the Law Council of Australia, and the Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation.
Shannon has experience as a Non-executive Director, is a member of the AICD and Chief Executive Women, and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Australian National University.
BCom (Hons), MPhil, GAICD
Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank
Nell was appointed Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank in October 2023. The Institutional Bank provides a range of banking services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and US markets.
Nell first joined Westpac in February 2021 as Managing Director, Financial Markets, after 21 years at Goldman Sachs in London and Australia, most recently as Head of the Global Markets division in Australia and New Zealand.
She holds a Master of Philosophy in Finance and Economics from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Nell is Deputy Chair of the Australian Financial Markets Association, and a member of the AICD and Chief Executive Women.
BBus (Com), BA, GradDipAppFin, GAICD
Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Services
Carolyn has been part of the Westpac Group Executive team since 2018 and is currently Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Services, responsible for operations and customer support services. The division brings together customer solutions, financial crime and fraud prevention, customer operations, property, procurement and protective services, corporate affairs and community, HR and Finance Services. Prior to this role, Carolyn was Group Executive, Corporate Services. Carolyn has more than 27 years’ experience in financial services.
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.
Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She has also completed Cambridge University’s Sustainability Business Management course.
Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand
Catherine was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand in November 2021.
She has more than 25 years’ experience working in financial services, spanning business, operational and people leadership roles to which she has driven significant people, structural, technology and strategic change.
Prior to joining Westpac, Catherine led large-scale transformations at some of the world’s best known banks including Barclays Group and Lloyds TSB in the UK. This included various positions such as Head of Channels, Managing Director of Transaction Products and Payments, and Transaction Banking Director. Earlier in her career she worked at BNZ, ASB and the Prudential Group.
Catherine was raised in New Zealand. She graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce.
LLB (Hons), BA
Chief Executive, Business & Wealth
Anthony Miller first joined Westpac Group in 2020 and was appointed Chief Executive, Business and Wealth in August 2023. He has responsibility for providing a range of banking and wealth services for small to medium and commercial sized businesses, merchants, private wealth, sustainability, Westpac’s Pacific banking business and BT.
Previously he was the Chief Executive of Westpac’s Institutional Bank.
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 several 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.
Chief Transformation Officer
Yianna Papanikolaou joined Westpac Group as General Manager, Group Transformation in February 2022 and became Chief Transformation Officer in May 2022. She is responsible for leading the Group’s Transformation efforts to become a simpler, stronger bank, and accountable for the Customer Outcomes and Risk Excellence (CORE) Program, and the Chief Control Office.
Yianna has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has held executive roles and led large-scale transformations for major organisations across the globe. Before joining Westpac, she spent seven years at Deutsche Bank in the United Kingdom where she held several leadership positions, including Managing Director, Chief Transformation Office. Prior to this, she was at Royal Bank of Scotland, as Head of Strategy and Transformation for the Corporate Bank. She began her career in strategy and technology consulting.
Yianna holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clark University and an MBA from The University of Manchester.
Group Executive, Human Resources
Christine was appointed to Westpac Group’s Executive Team in October 2011. Christine holds leadership responsibility for the Human Resources function across the Westpac Group. She is responsible for the Westpac Group’s human resources strategy and management, including reward and recognition, safety, learning and development, careers and talent, employee relations and employment policy.
Christine is also responsible for the office of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) and 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 Chief Executive Women and was previously a Director of Orygen Youth Mental Health Foundation, Women’s Community Shelters and member of the Veterans’ Employment Industry Advisory Committee.
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.
B.Comm (Finance & Mktg), GradDipAppFin
Chief Executive, Consumer
Jason was appointed Chief Executive, Consumer in August 2023.
The Consumer segment provides a range of banking products and services including mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and deposits to customers in Australia.
Previously he led the Group’s Specialist Businesses Division overseeing a number of business divestments to create a simpler, stronger bank. He has also held a number of Group Executive roles with Westpac at different times for more than 20 years including Group Strategy, Westpac Retail and Business Banking, and senior positions in BT Financial Group.
Outside of Westpac, Jason has been 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 and Managing Director, SocietyOne, an early financial services disrupter and consumer finance marketplace lender.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Finance) from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Chief Risk Officer
Ryan was appointed Chief Risk Officer in April 2022. Ryan is responsible for risk management across the Group, which includes credit risk, operational risk, financial crime, compliance and conduct.
Ryan has over 30 years’ experience in financial services specialising in risk management. Prior to joining Westpac Group, Ryan was at Fannie Mae as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer overseeing the company’s governance and strategy for global risk management.
Prior to Fannie Mae Ryan held senior positions at GE Capital, Wells Fargo & Company and Deutsche Bank. Ryan has also been on the Board of Fannie Mae and General Electric Capital Corporation. A Canadian, Ryan began his career at the Bank of Montreal in Credit Services before taking on various roles across Citibank Canada and Bankers Trust Company.
Ryan is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.