Non-Executive Director and Chair

BCom (Hons), MBA (Dist), GAICD, SF Fin

Term of office

Chair and independent non-executive director. Non-executive director since May 2016 and Chair of the Board and the Board’s Nomination & Governance Committee since November 2019. 



Industry experience

Philip has more than 40 years of experience in banking and financial services in Australia and New Zealand. Before his retirement from executive roles, Philip was responsible for leading ANZ’s Australian retail and commercial banking business. Prior to that, he had a long career at Westpac, including as the Chief Financial Officer and leading Westpac’s institutional banking business. During his career as a banking executive, Philip gained deep experience in strategy, business performance, transformation, operations, risk management, capital management, financial reporting, stakeholder engagement, and people and culture. He also gained broad experience in technology, M&A activity and post-merger integration. Philip has taken an active and public role in advocating for greater transparency and ethics in banking and promoting workforce diversity. Philip has also developed his knowledge and takes a strong interest in climate change and the impact on customers and the economy. 

Other business and market experience

Philip started his career as an economist and continues to take a deep interest in domestic and international economics. Through his executive and non-executive career, Philip has had extensive experience in governance practices.

Directorships of other listed entities

Woolworths Group Limited (since October 2021).

Other relevant interests

Philip is Chair of The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

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