Catherine McGrath

CEO, Westpac

Catherine joined the Barclays Group in London in 2013. During that time, she held a number of executive roles with her most recent role being Head of Channels.
In this role she oversaw a division of 16,000 people, with accountability for all channels, including branches and digital.

She also led the Open Banking implementation across Barclays Group and the development of their Community Banking proposition.
Before joining Barclays, Catherine was an Executive with ASB Bank New Zealand from 2010 to 2012, and held senior positions across the bank including strategy, lending, deposits, customer analytics & pricing, cards, transactions, and payments.

Catherine also spent four years with Lloyds TSB Bank, London, where she held two senior roles, one responsible for the Transaction Banking business and as divisional Chief Risk Officer.

Between 2002 and 2005, Catherine was with the Prudential Group. Her last role was to lead a new 50:50 joint venture between Prudential & Discovery Holdings (South African health insurer), successfully building and launching a new health insurance business.
Ms McGrath has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Business Admin, from Canterbury University, New Zealand. She was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1994.