Westpac appoints Michael Hawker AM to Board

Maria Nikolova

Mr Hawker will be an independent Non-executive Director and will become a member of the Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Committee and Board Technology Committee upon his appointment.

Westpac Banking Corporation today announces the appointment of Michael (Mike) Hawker AM to its Board effective in November 2020.

Mr Hawker is currently a Non-executive Director of the BUPA Global Board UK and the BUPA ANZ Group. He is the Lead Independent Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Ltd, a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and a Director of Rugby World Cup Limited. Mr Hawker is also currently a Non-executive Director of Macquarie Bank Limited and Macquarie Group Limited and will retire from those boards prior to his commencement at Westpac.

Mr Hawker has also held a number of previous Non-executive Director positions with both Australian and international companies, including Aviva plc.

Mr Hawker was also President of the Insurance Council of Australia, Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association, a board member of the Geneva Association and a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.

Mr Hawker holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Sydney and is a member of various professional associations including a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Senior Fellow of the Financial Service Institute of Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK.

Mr Hawker will be an independent Non-executive Director and will become a member of the Board Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Committee and Board Technology Committee upon his appointment.

Westpac has also announced that Alison Deans has decided to retire from the Board at the conclusion of the 2020 Annual General Meeting. Ms Deans joined the Board in 2014 and in that time has served on various Committees including the Board Risk, Remuneration, Nominations and Technology Committees.

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