Meet the team

It’s good to be able to put a face to the name. Here’s the team.

Adrian Welch

Executive Director | Relationships
Telephone: +64 4 498 1710

Adrian's bio

Adrian heads the unit responsible for the management of Westpac’s relationships with all financial institutions, health related clients, local government and Crown owned entities in New Zealand.

He has been with Westpac for 25 years in a variety of roles including senior positions in financial markets, business banking and institutional banking. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, a National Certificate in Financial Services.

Kevin Burke

Executive Director | Relationships
Telephone: +64 9 367 3652

Kevin's bio

Kevin leads the Corporate and Institutional Relationship team in New Zealand, focusing on major companies in the agricultural and industrial sectors.

Kevin joined Westpac in 2004 after 9 years with Allied Domecq plc in the UK where he was Assistant Treasurer responsible for Risk Management and Corporate Finance.

Prior to that he worked for Enterprise Oil plc for 6 years in a variety of treasury roles. Kevin holds a Diploma in Corporate Treasury Management and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the United Kingdom.

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Head of Corporate & Institutional Relationships
Westpac New Zealand Limited
Telephone: +64 9 336 9616

Andrew's bio

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.