Karen Silk has been General Manager Institutional Banking at Westpac New Zealand since November 2012.
Karen first joined Westpac New Zealand as part of our graduate program. She has held various senior positions at Westpac and Banque Indosuez in New Zealand in both the institutional and middle market segments.
Karen led the Agribusiness team at Westpac for almost four years, before moving to Sydney in 2007 when she was appointed to the role of Executive Director, Corporate Banking and Property in Westpac Institutional Bank Sydney.
Prior to returning to Westpac New Zealand Karen was Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets at Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney.
Chris is Head of Financial Markets for New Zealand at Westpac, responsible for trading, research, distribution and origination activities across all products.
Chris joined Westpac in 2012 and was responsible for leading the Foreign Exchange and Commodities business, then became the Head of Distribution, before moving into the Head of Financial Markets role in 2019.
Chris brings with him a wealth of experience with over 20 years’ experience across Global markets both locally and internationally. Prior to returning to New Zealand, Chris spent 12 years in London in various senior roles at Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), his last role in London was Global Head of Foreign Exchange Sales.
Chris holds a BCOM, double major in Finance and Economics from Auckland University.
Head of Corporate & Institutional Relationships Westpac New Zealand Limited Telephone: +64 9 336 9616 Mobile: +64 27 474 4339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew heads up the Corporate Finance team at Westpac Institutional Bank.
He joined Westpac Corporate Finance in 2003, returning to New Zealand from London where he worked for the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Prior to that Andrew worked for Southpac Corporation Limited and then Ord Minnett Securities-NZ-Limited, leading New Zealand based corporate finance houses. Before the move to banking, Andrew was a commercial and banking solicitor for Bell Gully.
With 18 years of investment banking experience and two years as a banking & commercial solicitor, Andrew has extensive expertise in investment banking and corporate finance, across a range of industries and markets.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and a Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Canterbury, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1992. Andrew is a Certified Finance & Investment Professional, Member of INFINZ.
Head of Debt Capital Markets Westpac New Zealand Limited Telephone: +64 9 352 0836 Mobile: +64 21 590 100 Email: email@example.com
Rod spent a number of years working as a lawyer with Russell McVeagh in Auckland and Wellington, and with Linklaters in London, specialising in international financing transactions.
In 1999 he joined Barclays Capital in London and worked as a Director in the structured finance area before being recruited by Westpac Institutional Bank in December 2002 to head the securitisation and structured securities team, based in Auckland.
Rod was appointed Head of Debt Capital Markets, Westpac Institutional Bank, in October 2005. He oversees the loan markets, securitisation and asset finance product teams.
Rod holds honours degrees in law and economics from the University of Otago.