Westpac appoints Michael Rowland as Chief Financial Officer

Maria Nikolova

Mr Rowland has vast experience across the financial services industry having held senior positions at KPMG, ANZ and ING Australia.

Westpac Group today announces the appointment of Michael Rowland as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), subject to regulatory approval. He is set to join Westpac later this year.

Mr Rowland is a seasoned finance and business executive and has been a Partner in Management Consulting at KPMG since 2014. He previously held a number of senior executive positions at ANZ from 1999 to 2013. This included CFO Institutional Banking, CFO Wealth, CFO New Zealand, CFO Personal Financial Services, and business leadership roles as CEO Pacific, Managing Director Mortgages and General Manager, Transformation.

Following the creation of the ANZ / ING joint venture in 2002, Mr Rowland was ING Australia’s CFO until 2004, where he managed all aspects of the finance function including investor relations and analyst presentations, as well as driving major cost and revenue initiatives.

Prior to joining ANZ, M Rowland was Finance Director (1995 to 1999) at AMRAD Corporation Limited, playing a major role in preparing the company for its ASX listing in 1996.

Gary Thursby who has been Westpac’s acting CFO since December 2019 will continue acting in this role until Mr Rowland joins Westpac.

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