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Board of directors

Catherine Livingstone AO
Chairman

 

Catherine has been a Director since March 2016 and was appointed Chairman on 1 January 2017.

Catherine is Chairman of the Nominations Committee, a member of the Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

She is a former Chairman of Telstra and of the CSIRO, and was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cochlear Limited. She has served on the Boards of Macquarie Group Limited, Goodman Fielder Limited and Rural Press Limited and has contributed to the work of the Innovation and Productivity Council for the New South Wales Government. She is a former President of the Business Council of Australia. In 2008, Catherine was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia.

Other Directorships and Interests: WorleyParsons Ltd, Saluda Medical Pty Ltd, The Australian Ballet, University of Technology Sydney (Chancellor) and Australian Museum Trust (President).

Qualifications: BA (Accounting) (Hons), FCA, FTSE, FAICD, FAA.

Ms Livingstone is a resident of New South Wales.  Age 62.

 

Ian Narev
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ian has been a Director since December 2011 and was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2011.

He joined the Bank in May 2007 as Group Head of Strategy, responsible for corporate strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and major cross business strategic initiatives. In January 2009 he was appointed as Group Executive, Business and Private Banking.

Prior to joining the Bank, Ian was a partner of McKinsey’s New York, Sydney and Auckland offices. He became a global partner in 2003, and from 2005 until his departure in 2007 was head of McKinsey’s New Zealand office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ian was a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions.

Other Directorships and Interests: Sydney Theatre Company Ltd (Chairman), Business Council of Australia, The Financial Markets Foundation for Children and Institute of International Finance.

Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) (Auck), LLM (Cantab), LLM (NYU).

Mr Narev is a resident of New South Wales.  Age 50.

 

Shirish Apte
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Shirish has been a Director since June 2014. 

He is Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Shirish has more than 32 years’ financial services experience having held various senior roles with Citi, including Co-Chairman of Citi Asia Pacific Banking, Chief Executive Officer of Citi Asia Pacific, Chief Executive Officer of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa and Country Manager and Deputy President of Citi Handlowy, where he is now Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Shirish is a former Director of Crompton Greaves Ltd.

Other Directorships and Interests: IHH Healthcare Bhd (including two of its subsidiaries), AIG Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd, Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte Ltd (Chairman) and Supervisory Board of Citi Handlowy (Vice Chairman).

Qualifications: CA, BCom (Calc), MBA (LondBus).

Mr Apte is a resident of Singapore. Age 64.

 

Sir David Higgins
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Sir David has been a Director since September 2014.

He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Sir David is Chairman of Gatwick Airport Ltd, which operates Gatwick Airport in the UK and Chairman of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. Sir David is a senior advisor to Global Infrastructure Partners in the US and to Lone Star Funds.

Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Chief Executive Officer of English Partnerships and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lend Lease.

Other Directorships and Interests: Gatwick Airport Ltd (Chairman) and High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd (Chairman).

Qualifications: BE (Civil) (USyd), Diploma (Securities Institute of Australia).

Sir David is a resident of London, United Kingdom.  Age 63.

 

Brian Long
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Brian has been a Director since September 2010.

He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.

He retired as a partner of Ernst & Young on 30 June 2010. Until that time he was the Chairman of both the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council and the Oceania Area Advisory Council. He was one of the firm’s most experienced audit partners with over 30 years’ experience in serving as audit signing partner on major Australian public companies including those in the financial services, property, insurance and media sectors.

Other Directorships and Interests: Brambles Limited, Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd, University of New South Wales (Council Member) and Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust (Trustee).

Qualifications: FCA.

Mr Long is a resident of New South Wales.  Age 71.

 

Andrew Mohl
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Andrew has been a Director since July 2008.

He is a member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Andrew has over 40 years’ financial services experience. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMP Limited from October 2002 until December 2007. Andrew’s previous roles at AMP included Managing Director, AMP Financial Services and Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, AMP Asset Management.

Previously, he was the Group Chief Economist, Chief Manager, Retail Banking and Managing Director, ANZ Funds Management at ANZ Banking Group. Andrew commenced his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia where his roles included Senior Economist and Deputy Head of Research.

Other Directorships and Interests: ASIC External Advisory Panel (Member) and CEDA Board of Governors (Member).

Qualifications: BEc (Hons) (Monash).

Mr Mohl is a resident of New South Wales.  Age 62.

 

Mary Padbury
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mary has been a Director since June 2016.

She is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Mary is a pre-eminent intellectual property lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. She is a Partner and the Vice Chairman of Ashurst, having been the Chairman of Ashurst Australia for eight years prior to the firm’s full merger with Ashurst LLP in 2013.

Mary spent a number of years in the UK with boutique firm, Bristows, and as resident partner of Ashurst Australia. She has undertaken intellectual property work for Australian and multinational corporations in a range of technology areas and has extensive international, legal and governance experience.

Other Directorships and Interests: Ashurst (Vice Chairman), Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (Chairman), The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd, Chief Executive Women (Member), Melbourne University Law School Foundation (Member) and Victorian Legal Admissions Board (Member).

Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) (Melb), GAICD.

Ms Padbury is a resident of Victoria. Age 59.

 

Wendy Stops
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Wendy has been a Director since March 2015.

She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Wendy was Senior Managing Director, Technology – Asia Pacific for Accenture Limited from 2012 until June 2014. Her career at Accenture spanned some 32 years in which she held various senior positions, including Global Managing Director, Technology Quality & Risk Management, Global Managing Director, Outsourcing Quality & Risk Management and Director of Operations, Asia Pacific. She also served on Accenture’s Global Leadership Council from 2008 until her retirement.

Other Directorships and Interests: Fitted For Work Ltd, University of Melbourne (Council Member) and Chief Executive Women (Member), serving on the Scholarships and Marketing & Communications Committees.

Qualifications: BAppSc (Information Technology), GAICD.

Ms Stops is a resident of Victoria. Age 56.

 

Rob Whitfield
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Rob has been a Director since September 2017.

He is a member of the Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.

He has significant banking and finance and senior management experience in the private and public sectors. He is a Director of New South Wales Treasury Corporation and was previously its Chairman. He is a former Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations.

Prior to NSW Treasury, Rob had a 30 year career with Westpac Banking Corporation and held various senior management positions, including Chief Executive Officer of the Institutional Bank, Chief Risk Officer, Group Treasurer and Chairman of the Asia Advisory Board. At Westpac, Rob developed a deep knowledge of equity and capital markets and was instrumental in developing Westpac’s risk management function and strategies.

Rob is a former Deputy Chair of the Australian Financial Markets Association.

Other Directorships and Interests: New South Wales Treasury Corporation.

Qualifications: BCom (UNSW), Grad Dip Banking, Grad Dip Fin, AMP (Harvard), SF Fin, FAICD.

Mr Whitfield is a resident of New South Wales. Age 53.

 

 

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