Andrew Bashford, Acting GM Commercial, Corporate & Institutional
Andrew Bashford was appointed Acting General Manager, Commercial, Corporate & Institutional*, in September 2019. He is a highly experienced banker, with more than 26 years' experience in New Zealand and overseas.
Andrew has been at Westpac New Zealand since 2003 and, prior to taking on the Acting GM role, held a number of senior roles throughout the organisation, including Head of Corporate Finance; and most recently Head of Institutional Relationships, Corporate Business and Property Finance.
Andrew began his career in law, working at Bell Gully in Auckland, before transitioning into the banking industry with his first corporate finance role at Southpac Corporation. In 2000, he moved to London and spent three years with Credit Suisse, before returning to New Zealand and joining Westpac.
*The appointment is subject to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand having no objection and may be rescinded if an objection is raised.