Westpac New Zealand

Head of Operational Risk

Westpac New Zealand

Banking and Financial Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 31-07-2020


New Zealand

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Regulatory, economic and most recently, societal change brought about by COVID19 is contributing to the need for a fresh perspective on the way banks flex and adapt to risk management.

Westpac is seeking a senior Risk professional who can: drive uplift in the Bank’s operational risk management capability and practices; lead the revision, implementation and ongoing review of its approach to Operational Risk Management and create appropriate frameworks and supporting practices.

Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer and based in Auckland, the Head of Operational Risk will be a key member of the Westpac New Zealand Risk Leadership team and must be able to think broadly across the organisation to determine how Operational Risk interacts with other areas of the business.

The Head of Operational Risk will have demonstrated experience in developing and leading a high performing team. S/he will have good presence and excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to engage credibly with people at all levels within the business and to build effective relationships.

The successful candidate will possess a sharp inquiring intellect and be able to assimilate information quickly.

Appreciation of customer needs is essential and previous Line 2 experience plus a good commercial understanding of banking would be advantageous.

Please email enquiriesnz@caldwellpartners.com for more information or contact Nick Scarlett (09 306 6633) or Barbara Taylor (09 306 6638).