David McLean is an experienced banker who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Westpac New Zealand Ltd in February 2015. Prior to this he was Managing Director of the New York branch of Westpac Group, being CEO of Westpac New Zealand, David was appointed to the Sir Peter Blake Trust Board.
Before joining Westpac, David worked as a lawyer in private practice and as in‐house counsel for Natwest, before joining the Capital Markets Group of Southpac/National Bank in 1988. Joining Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in 1994, David was responsible for starting and developing a new debt capital markets origination business. He also established the NZ branch of Deutsche Bank and was New Zealand Resident Branch Manager.
David has a LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.