David McLean

LLB (Hons)

David McLean is the Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand Limited and a member of the Westpac Banking Corporation executive team. He was appointed a Director of Westpac New Zealand Limited on 2 February 2015.

David first joined Westpac in February 1999 to head the Debt Capital Markets group in New Zealand. He was appointed Head of Westpac Institutional Bank New Zealand in January 2004. In 2009, he was also appointed as General Manager for Private, Wealth and Insurance. From 2012 to 2014, David was Managing Director of the Westpac New York Branch, returning to New Zealand in June 2014 to take up the role of acting Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining Westpac, David worked as a lawyer in private practice and as in-house counsel for NatWest, he then joined the Capital Markets Group of Southpac/National Bank in 1988. David took up a position with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in 1994 and was responsible for starting and developing a new debt capital markets origination business. He also established the NZ branch of Deutsche Bank and was their NZ Resident Branch Manager.

David is a Director of BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited, BT Financial Group (NZ) Limited, Westpac NZ Operations Limited, Westpac Securities NZ Limited and Westpac New Zealand Group Limited.