As the Chief Executive of BT Financial Group (BTFG), Brad Cooper brings his experience of more than 20 years in business leadership roles to the organisation. Prior to joining BTFG, Brad led the merger implementation planning and integration between St.George and Westpac as the Westpac Group’s Chief Transformation Officer. Brad joined The Westpac Group in April 2007 as the Chief Executive of Westpac New Zealand Limited. Prior to joining Westpac, Brad was Chairman of GE Capital Bank and Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer Finance UK & Ireland. He drove GE's UK Six Sigma program and was certified as a Quality Leader (Black Belt) in December 2002. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer Finance UK in January 2003 and appointed Chairman of GE Capital Bank in April 2004.