Janice (Jan) Dawson


Jan Dawson was appointed a Director of Westpac New Zealand Limited on 19 July 2011 and Board Chair on 19 February 2015.

Jan is an independent Director of a number of New Zealand and Trans-Tasman companies including Air New Zealand Limited, AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited, Meridian Energy Limited, Beca Group Limited, Fulbright New Zealand and Erua Limited. In addition, she sits on the Governance bodies for the University of Auckland, the National Maritime Museum and is a Member of the Capital Investment Committee of the National Health Board. Jan chairs the Audit and/or Risk Committees for a number of these companies.

Jan is Vice President and a Director of Council of the International Sailing Federation and the Events Committee of the International Sailing Federation.

Jan was Chair and Chief Executive of KPMG New Zealand from 2006 to July 2011, having become a partner of the firm in 1986. During this period Jan held influential roles as Regional Board Member KPMG - Asia Pacific and as a Board Member of KPMG Australia and Councillor of KPMG International.