Pip Greenwood

Chair, Westpac New Zealand

Pip Greenwood is Chair of Westpac New Zealand and an independent non-executive director on the boards of The a2 Milk Company, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Vulcan Steel, and a trustee of the Auckland Writers Festival.

Previously, Pip was a senior partner at law firm Russell McVeagh for 18 years. She spent over ten years on the firm’s Board, and served as Board Chair, interim CEO and Head of Corporate Advisory. Specialising in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and general corporate advisory work, Pip advised global companies and New Zealand’s largest corporates. A leader in the field of corporate law and in the New Zealand business community, Pip is a five-time ‘NZ Dealmaker of the Year’ award-winner at the Australasian Law Awards.

In her leadership roles Pip facilitates business development opportunities for women and creates pathways into management and governance. In 2018, she established Russell McVeagh’s partnership with international women’s business network SheEO which now provides pro bono legal advice to five SheEO New Zealand Ventures. In 2019, Pip led Russell McVeagh through the commissioning and subsequent public release of the landmark Dame Margaret Bazley’s Report. In the role of interim CEO, she initiated a cultural transformation to implement the recommendations of the Report.

Pip has twice been recognised as a finalist for the Women of Influence Awards.