David McLean is an experienced banker who is the Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand Ltd.
David joined Westpac in 1999 to head the Debt Capital Markets group in New Zealand. He was appointed Head of Westpac Institutional Bank NZ in 2004 and in 2009, he was also appointed as GM for Private, Wealth and Insurance. In 2012, David transferred to New York as Head of the Americas for the Westpac Banking Corporation. In 2014, David returned to Westpac NZ to take up the role of acting CEO until his permanent appointment in February 2015.
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 a new debt capital markets origination business. He also established the NZ branch of Deutsche Bank and was NZ Resident Branch Manager.
David has a LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington.