Curt Zuber to retire from Westpac in 2021

Maria Nikolova

Joanne Dawson has been appointed Group Treasurer, effective immediately.

Westpac today announced that Acting Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB), Curt Zuber, is set to retire from Westpac in 2021. Joanne Dawson has been appointed Group Treasurer, effective immediately.

Westpac Group CEO Peter King said Westpac was delighted to appoint Joanne Dawson as Group Treasurer. Ms Dawson has been acting in this role while Mr Zuber acted in the role of Chief Executive, WIB.

“Joanne is a highly experienced leader and has been with Westpac since 2003 and in the role of Deputy Treasurer since 2008. Her extensive experience in global funding, liquidity and balance sheet management will help ensure a smooth transition to this critical role,” Mr King said.

Mr King thanked Mr Zuber for his hard work, loyalty and service to the Group over the past 25 years.

Curt Zuber

Curt Zuber joined Westpac in 1994, and was appointed Group Treasurer in 2004. In this role he has overseen Westpac’s treasury operations, group liquidity and global wholesale funding across all products, including securitisation, covered bonds and other structured products, capital securities and unsecured issuance.

As Group Treasurer, Curt Zuber was also responsible for all on-balance-sheet risk management, as well as management of the Group’s balance sheet, including capital planning and execution and meeting the Group’s liquidity and funding regulatory requirements.

Prior to being appointed Group Treasurer, Curt Zuber held a number of roles including Deputy Group Treasurer and Head of Treasury Risk. Before joining Westpac, he spent seven years at Household International in Chicago and Sydney in various treasury-related roles, including risk management, funding and asset and liability management.

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