Gina Dellabarca, GM Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

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Gina Dellabarca was appointed General Manager of Human Resources in May 2015 and this grew to include Corporate Affairs in late 2016. She is responsible for leading Westpac New Zealand’s people strategy, with a strong focus on building employee capability and advocacy. Her team is also responsible for internal and external communications and reputation, including sustainability and social media.

Since joining Westpac in 1998, Gina has held a number of senior leadership roles. Her past experience across HR included being responsible for the strategic planning of both Employee Relations and Remuneration functions. She was Director, Customer Experience & Service before becoming Westpac’s Regional Manager Retail Banking, South Island, and then Regional Manager Commercial Business, South Island.

In her most recent roles of Regional Manager South Island, Gina was responsible for leading a professional team delivering measurable financial results, developing employees’ capability, and improving customer experience. During her time in these roles, she was awarded Westpac’s Senior Leader of the year (2011) and was the overall winner of Westpac’s Woman of Influence Award across Australia and New Zealand (2013).

Gina holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University and is an accredited Organisational Coach recognised through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. She is also a member of the New Zealand Global Women network.