Westpac announces exec changes, David Lindberg and Craig Bright set to leave

Maria Nikolova

David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Consumer and Craig Bright, Chief Information Officer, are leaving Westpac to take up new roles overseas.

Westpac today announced that David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Consumer and Craig Bright, Chief Information Officer, are leaving Westpac to take up new roles overseas. Westpac has commenced a search process seeking replacements for Mr Lindberg and Mr Bright.

Westpac praised the contribution of Mr Lindberg and Mr Bright, as Mr Lindberg made significant progress on improving customer satisfaction and the digital experience, while Mr Bright improved the capability of the Bank’s technology infrastructure, implemented the Customer Service Hub and achieved significant efficiencies in vendor services.

Also today, Westpac announced the appointment of Les Vance to a new role as Group Executive, Financial Crime, Compliance and Conduct. Mr Vance will be responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial crime, compliance and conduct management. Mr Vance is currently the Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Division and has more than 25 years’ executive experience across line management, transformation and program delivery, operations, and risk and governance.

Commenting on Mr Vance, Westpac’s CEO Peter King said: “Les is a thoughtful and energetic executive who will bring a forensic approach to improving and strengthening Westpac’s financial crime and compliance management.

“Westpac has made significant progress in improving its financial crime capability and I am confident Les will continue to build on this platform of work. His deep understanding of the bank and risk management will help us further strengthen our management of non-financial risk. Les will bring his considerable experience, knowledge and integrity to his new role,” Mr King said.

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