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Executive team

Peter King

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.

Peter is the Chairman of the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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.

Chris de Bruin

MBA, B.Sc. (Hons)
Chief Executive, Consumer & Business Banking

Chris de Bruin formally joined Westpac Group as Chief Executive, Consumer, in February 2021 and became Chief Executive, Consumer & Business Banking in March 2021. Chris is based in Sydney.

He is responsible for Westpac Group’s largest division, which supports more than 10 million retail, small business, commercial, agribusiness and private wealth customers across its brands that include Westpac, St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne and RAMS.

Chris has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services sector globally, spanning retail banking, consumer product portfolios, fintech and digital banking.

He spent 13 years at Standard Chartered Bank, where he held a variety of roles across Asia and the Middle East, including as Global Head of Retail Products and Digital Banking.

Chris joins Westpac from Deem Finance in Dubai, one of the largest non-bank financial institutions in the Middle East, where he was Chief Executive Officer, following a year in Toronto as president of Canadian fintech Zafin.

Prior to that he was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company.

Chris was educated in South Africa and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Stellenbosch University.

Shannon Finch

BA(Hons), LLB (Hons) - ANU, MAICD, FGIA
Group General Counsel

Shannon joined Westpac in November 2021, and leads Westpac’s legal function globally.


Shannon’s legal career commenced at the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department in Canberra, working with the Office of General Counsel and the Corporations Law Simplification Unit. She then joined Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) where she practiced in litigation, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets for 25 years, in Canberra, London and Sydney, including as head of the Sydney office. On retirement from KWM, Shannon joined global corporate law firm Jones Day as a senior partner in the mergers & acquisitions, private equity and financial markets practice areas, based in Sydney.


Shannon is a member of the Business Law Executive of the Law Council of Australia, and chaired the Corporations Committee of the LCA until 2021. She is a member of 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 a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Carolyn McCann

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

Carolyn was appointed as Westpac’s Group Executive, Customer and Corporate Relations in 2018 and is responsible for customer advocacy, corporate affairs and sustainability.

The division brings together customer complaints, customer remediation and the customer advocate, alongside corporate affairs, government relations, communications, sustainability and community.

Carolyn has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, mainly in the financial services industry.

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.

Catherine McGrath

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand in November 2021.

She has more than 25 years’ experience working in financial services and 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. 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.

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

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 & Group Strategy

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

He is responsible for Group Strategy, Corporate & Business Development and 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.