People: Westpac Banking Corp (WBCPB.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lindsay Maxsted

59 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Gail Kelly

57 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Philip Coffey

54 2014 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Peter King

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Brad Cooper

51 2010 Chief Executive Officer of BT Financial Group

George Frazis

49 2012 Chief Executive Officer - St.George Banking Group

Brian Hartzer

46 2012 Chief Executive Officer - Australian Financial Services

David McLean

2014 Acting Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand Limited

John Arthur

57 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Company Secretary

Dave Curran

2014 Chief Information Officer

Alexandra Holcomb

2014 Chief Risk Officer

Christine Parker

53 2011 Group Executive - Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

Robert Whitfield

49 2009 Group Executive - Westpac Institutional Bank

Jason Yetton

42 2011 Group Executive - Westpac Retail & Business Banking

Tim Hartin

2011 Group Company Secretary

Elizabeth Bryan

68 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ewen Crouch

58 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Deans

46 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Elstone

60 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Hawkins

59 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Marriott

56 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ann Pickard

58 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Bowden

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Biographies

Name Description

Lindsay Maxsted

Mr. Lindsay Philip Maxsted is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Westpac Banking Corp since December 14, 2011. He has been Non-Executive Independent Director since March 2008. He is Director of Transurban Group (since March 2008, and Chairman since August 2010). Director of BHP Billiton Limited (since March 2011) and BHP Billiton plc (since March 2011). He is Director of Transurban Group (since March 2008, and Chairman since August 2010), Director of BHP Billiton Limited (since March 2011) and BHP Billiton plc (since March 2011). He also serves as Managing Director of Align Capital Pty Ltd and Director of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Holdings Limited. Lindsay was formerly a partner at KPMG and was the CEO of that firm from January 1, 2001 to 31 December 2007. His principal area of practice prior to his becoming CEO was in the corporate recovery field managing a number of Australia’s largest insolvency / workout / turnaround engagements including Linter Textiles (companies associated with Abraham Goldberg), Bell Publishing Group, Bond Brewing, McEwans Hardware and Brashs. He is also a former Director and Chairman of the Victorian Public Transport Corporation. Lindsay is a member of the Advisory Board of Coolmore Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Chairman of the Board Nominations Committee and Member of each of the Board Audit and Board Risk Management Committees.

Gail Kelly

Ms. Gail Patricia Kelly is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corp since February 2008. She is The Business Council of Australia and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children. She is Director of the Australian Bankers’ Association. Member of the Global Board of Advisers at the US Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Gail began her banking career in 1980, and by 2001 Gail had held various senior management roles in a broad range of areas including retail and commercial banking, strategy, marketing and human resources. Gail has spent the last ten years as CEO of two Australian banks, St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 1 February 2008 to date. Gail is Care Australia’s Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment. She is Member of the Board Technology Committee.

Philip Coffey

Mr. Philip Matthew Coffey has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Westpac Banking Corp., effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Coffey has been Westpac Group’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2005 with responsibility for Westpac’s finance, assurance, tax, treasury, strategy and mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations functions. He was previously Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank, having been appointed to that position in 2002. Mr Coffey first joined Westpac in 1996 as Head of Foreign Exchange. He has extensive experience in financial markets, funds management and finance. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia before moving to Citicorp and AIDC Limited. He has also held roles in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Mr Coffey has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and has completed the Executive Programme at Stanford University Business School.

Peter King

Mr. Peter King has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Westpac Banking Corp., with effect from April 1, 2014. Mr King has held a number of senior finance positions since joining Westpac in 1994. He was appointed to his current position of Deputy CFO in 2011, and was acting CFO for a period in 2013. He was previously General Manager, Group Finance for a period of five years. As Deputy CFO his core responsibilities included the financial and performance management processes of the Group, capital planning and funds transfer pricing. He is also a member of the Group’s Risk, Asset and Liability, and Project Prioritisation Committees. Prior to commencing as General Manager, Group Finance in 2006, Mr King was CFO of Business and Technology Services and Solutions. He has also held other senior finance roles in Business and Consumer Banking and was Head of Finance, Treasury and Financial Markets. Mr King began his career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Brad Cooper

Mr. Brad Cooper is Chief Executive Officer, BT Financial Group, of Westpac Banking Corp since February 1, 2010. Brad initially joined Westpac in April 2007 as Chief Executive, Westpac New Zealand Limited and after a change program in that market, moved to the role of Group Chief Transformation Officer the Westpac Group’s St.George merger implementation. Prior to joining Westpac, Brad was Chairman of GE Capital Bank and CEO 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 CEO of GE Consumer Finance UK in January 2003 and appointed Chairman of GE Capital Bank in April 2004.

George Frazis

Mr. George Frazis is Chief Executive Officer - St.George Banking Group of Westpac Banking Corp since April 2, 2012. Prior to this appointment, George joined the Westpac Group in March 2009 as Chief Executive, Westpac New Zealand Limited. George is experienced in the financial services industry. He was formerly Group Executive General Manager at National Australia Bank. Prior to that, George was a senior executive in Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Institutional Banking Division and has also been a partner with the Boston Consulting Group.

Brian Hartzer

Mr. Brian C. Hartzer is Chief Executive Officer - Australian Financial Services of Westpac Banking Corp since June 25, 2012. He joined Westpac as Chief Executive, Australian Financial Services on 25 June 2012. Australian Financial Services comprises Westpac Retail & Business Banking, St.George Banking Group and BT Financial Group. Prior to joining Westpac, Brian spent three years in the UK as CEO for Retail, Wealth and Ulster Bank at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Prior to that, he spent ten years with ANZ in Australia in a variety of roles, including his final role as CEO, Australia and Global Segment Lead for Retail and Wealth. Before joining ANZ, Brian spent ten years as a financial services consultant in New York, San Francisco and Melbourne. Brian graduated from Princeton University with a degree in European History and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

David McLean

Mr. David Alexander McLean has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand Limited., a subsidiary Company of Westpac Banking Corp., with effect from 12 August 2014. Prior to returning to New Zealand as Acting CEO, Mr McLean was Managing Director and Head of Americas Division of Westpac Institutional Bank, based in New York. He had previously been responsible for Westpac New Zealand’s institutional, private and wealth management businesses. He has been with Westpac for 15 years.

John Arthur

Mr. John L. Arthur is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Company Secretary of Westpac Banking Corp since November 24, 2011. He was appointed Group Executive, Counsel & Secretariat and Company Secretary on 1 December 2008. On 24 November 2011, John was appointed Chief Operating Officer and continues to hold the position of Senior Company Secretary. Most recently prior to that appointment, John was Managing Director & Chief Executive of Investa Property Group until 2007. Previously, John has been a partner at Freehills and Group General Counsel of Lend Lease Limited. He also served as Chairman of legal firm Gilbert + Tobin and has had a distinguished career as legal partner, corporate executive and non-executive director.

Dave Curran

Mr. Dave Curran has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of Westpac Banking Corp., with effective 8 September 2014. Before joining Westpac, Mr Curran spent 10 years in senior technology roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). In his most recent role as Executive General Manager of Core Banking Modernisation, Mr Curran successfully led a team of 1,400 people over a period of five years, transforming CBA’s core technology platform. During his tenure at CBA, Mr Curran also held the position of CIO / COO for the organisation’s retail banking division and acted as Group CIO. Before CBA, he spent 16 years at Accenture, where he was a Partner, primarily consulting on financial services.

Alexandra Holcomb

Ms. Alexandra Holcomb has been Chief Risk Officer at WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION since August 1, 2014. Ms Holcomb has held a number of senior positions since joining Westpac in 1996. She has been in her position as General Manager of Global Transactional Services since 2005. Her previous positions included General Manager Group Strategy, M&A and Major Projects; Group Executive, Group Strategy and Head of Westpac Institutional Bank Strategy. From 1992 to 1996 she was a senior executive with Booz Allen & Hamilton International where she specialised in international credit, working in Singapore and Australia. Before that she worked with Barclays Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Alex is currently Chairman of Westpac’s Payments Advisory Group, a Member of the NSW Government Financial Management Transformation’s External Expert Advisory Board, and a Director of the Bankers’ Association of Finance and Trade. She studied English and Economics at Cornell University, and has an MBA from Wharton and an MA and from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Parker

Ms. Christine Parker is Group Executive - Human Resources & Corporate Affairs of Westpac Banking Corp since October 1, 2011. She is responsible for human resources strategy and management, including reward and recognition, safety, learning and development, careers and talent, employee relations and employment policy. She is also responsible for Corporate Affairs & Sustainability. Prior to this appointment, she was Group General Manager, Human Resources, from March 2010, with responsibilities across the entire Westpac Group. Prior to that, Christine was General Manager, Human Resources, Westpac New Zealand Limited, when she joined Westpac in 2007. Prior to joining Westpac, Christine was Group HR Director, Carter Holt Harvey, and from 1999 to 2004, she was Director of HR with Restaurant Brands New Zealand.

Robert Whitfield

Mr. Robert (Rob) Whitfield is Group Executive - Westpac Institutional Bank of Westpac Banking Corp since July 2, 2009. He has responsibility for Westpac’s global relationships with corporate, institutional and government clients, and core product offerings across financial and capital markets, transactional banking and working capital and payments. In addition, Rob has responsibility for Hastings Funds Management Limited and Westpac’s structured finance, global treasury, Asia and Pacific Island businesses. Rob joined Westpac as a graduate in 1986, where he gained broad financial markets experience. He joined Treasury in 1993 and was appointed Group Treasurer in 2000. In 2004, he became Chief Risk Officer and joined the Executive Team in December 2005. From April 2007, Rob undertook advisory work as a Group Executive for Westpac's CEO with responsibility for the oversight of the merger with St.George Bank Limited. He was appointed Group Executive, Risk Management in November 2008 prior to assuming his current role.

Jason Yetton

Mr. Jason Yetton is Group Executive of Westpac Retail & Business Banking of Westpac Banking Corp since November 24, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was General Manager, Retail and Regional Banking, Westpac Retail & Business Banking from 2010. Before that, Jason was General Manager, Retail Banking from 2008. During 2008, he was a member of the Group’s 2017 strategy team. Prior to that role, Jason held a number of roles in BT Financial Group, including Head of Product, General Manager, Customer Solutions and CEO Commerce BT Unit Trust (based in Malaysia from 1997 to 1999). He joined BT as a graduate trainee in 1992.

Tim Hartin

Mr. Tim Hartin is Group Company Secretary of Westpac Banking Corp since November 9, 2011. Prior to his appointment, Tim worked for a number of years as a transactional lawyer at Henderson Boyd Jackson W.S. in Scotland and in London in Herbert Smith’s corporate and corporate finance division. Tim joined Gilbert + Tobin as a Consultant in 2004, where he provided corporate advisory services to ASX listed companies. Tim joined Westpac in 2006 as Counsel, Corporate Core and most recently was the Head of Legal - Risk Management & Workouts, Counsel & Secretariat.

Elizabeth Bryan

Ms. Elizabeth Blomfield Bryan is Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp since November 2006. She is Director of Caltex Australia Limited (since July 2002, and Chairman since October 2007). Elizabeth has over 32 years experience in the financial services industry, government policy and administration, and on the boards of companies and statutory organisations. Prior to becoming a professional director she served for six years as Managing Director of Deutsche Asset Management and its predecessor organisation, NSW State Superannuation Investment and Management Corporation. She is Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and Member of each of the Board Nominations, Board Remuneration and Board Technology Committees.

Ewen Crouch

Mr. Ewen Graham Wolseley Crouch has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp since February 1, 2013. Mr. Crouch is Director of Bluescope Steel Limited (since March 2013) and holds directorship in Sydney Symphony Limited and (Chairman of) Mission Australia. Ewen is one of Australia’s most accomplished mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers, having worked on some of Australia’s most M&A transactions throughout his legal career. Ewen was a partner of Allens, one of Australia’s law firms, from 1 July 1988 until 31 January 2013. He served as a member of the firm’s board for 11 years. He held the position of Deputy Managing Partner from 1993 to 1996, and Executive Partner, International Offices, responsible for the China and South-East Asia practices of the firm between 1999 to 2004. From 2004 to 2010 he was Co-Head, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets. From 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2012, he was Chairman of Partners. Ewen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is admitted to practice law in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. He is Member of each of the Board Remuneration and Board Risk Management Committees.

Alison Deans

Ms. Alison C. Deans has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp., with effect from April 1, 2014. Ms Deans has more than 20 years experience in senior management and strategy consulting roles focused on e-commerce, media and financial services in Australia. During this time, Ms Deans has developed deep expertise in relation to the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital economy. Ms Deans has held a number of senior executive roles including as the Chief Executive Officer of eCorp Limited, Hoyts Cinemas and eBay, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, Ms Deans was the Chief Executive Officer of the technology-based investment company netus Pty Ltd, which was acquired by Fairfax Media Limited in 2012. Ms Deans was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of IAG Limited in 2013 (and was an Independent Director of Social Ventures Australia from 2007 to 2013). In December 2013, Ms Deans was appointed by the Australian Government to a Panel of Experts conducting an independent cost-benefit analysis of broadband and a review of the regulatory arrangements for the National Broadband Network. Ms Deans holds a Bachelor and Masters in Natural Sciences (Physics) from Cambridge University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robert Elstone

Mr. Robert George Elstone has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp since February 1, 2012. He holds directorship in University of Western Australia Business School. Robert has over 30 years experience in senior management roles spanning investment banking, corporate finance, wholesale financial markets and risk management. From 2006 to 2011, Robert was Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Securities Exchange. Previously, he was Managing Director and CEO of the Sydney Futures Exchange from 2000 to 2006 and, from 1995 to 2000 he was Finance Director of Pioneer International. Robert was a Non-executive Director of the National Australia Bank from 2004 to 2006, an inaugural member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund in 2006, and, during the years 2007 to 2009, he was Chairman of the Financial Sector Advisory Council to the Federal Treasurer. Robert is an Adjunct Professor at the Business Schools of the Universities of Sydney and Western Australia. Robert was appointed to the University of Western Australia Business School Board at the start of 2013. He is Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Member of each of the Board Technology, Board Nominations and Board Risk Management Committees.

Peter Hawkins

Mr. Peter John Oswin Hawkins is Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp since December 1, 2008. He holds BCA (Hons.), SF Fin, FAIM, ACA (NZ), FAICD. He is Director of Mirvac Limited Group (since January 2006), Liberty Financial Pty Limited, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Company Limited and Clayton Utz. Peter’s career in the banking and financial services industry spans over 41 years in Australia and overseas at both the highest levels of management and directorship of major organisations. Peter has held various senior management and directorship positions with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited from 1971 to 2005. He was also a Director of BHP (NZ) Steel Limited from 1990 to 1991, ING Australia Limited from 2002 to 2005, Esanda Finance Corporation from 2002 to 2005 and Visa Inc. from 2008 to 2011. He is Chairman of the Board Technology Committee and Member of each of the Board Audit, Board Nominations and Board Risk Management Committees.

Peter Marriott

Mr. Peter Ralph Marriott has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corp since June 1, 2013. He holds directorships in ASX Limited (since July 2009), ASX Clearing Corporation Limited and ASX Settlement Corporation Limited and (Chairman of) Austraclear Limited. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles in the finance industry encompassing international banking, finance and auditing. Mr. Marriott joined Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in 1993 and held the role of Chief Financial Officer for 15 years from 1997 to May 2012. Prior to his career at ANZ, Mr. Marriott was a banking and finance and audit and consulting partner at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Marriott has been a Non-executive Director of ASX Limited (and Chairman of the Board Audit & Risk Committee) since 1 July 2009. This appointment has involved Mr. Marriott acting as a Director on the ASX Group Clearing and Settlement Boards and as Chairman of Austraclear Limited. Mr. Marriott was formerly a Director of ANZ National Bank Limited in New Zealand and various ANZ subsidiaries. Mr. Marriott holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University (Hons) and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is Member of each of the Board Risk Management and Board Audit Committees.

Ann Pickard

Ms. Ann Darlene Pickard is Non-Executive Independent Director of Westpac Banking Corp since December 2011. experience as a senior manager in large organisations, with responsibility for major corporate transformations, maximising return on assets in challenging environments, complex negotiations, large scale development projects and strategic planning. In June 2013, Ann was appointed Royal Dutch Shell’s Executive Vice President Arctic, Upstream Americas. Before her current role, Ann was the Executive Vice President of Shell’s upstream business in Australia from March 2010, and later her role was expanded to Country Chair of Australia in August 2010. Prior to this, Ann was Shell’s Regional Executive Vice President for Sub Sahara Africa, overseeing the company’s exploration and production, gas and LNG activities in the region. She has also held the position of Director – Global Businesses and Strategy and been a member of the Shell Gas & Power Executive Committee with responsibility for Global LNG, Power and Gas & Power Strategy. She is Member of each of the Board Risk Management and Board Remuneration Committees.

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