Alexandra Holcomb


Alexandra Holcomb
CEW Member

Westpac Group
Chief Risk Officer

Alexandra was appointed Chief Risk Officer in August 2014. As Westpac Group’s Chief Risk Officer, Alexandra is responsible for risk management activities across the enterprise across all risk classes and Westpac’s strategic risk objectives.

Since joining Westpac in 1996, Alexandra has held a number of senior positions including Group General Manager Group Strategy, M&A and Major Projects, Group Executive, Group Strategy, Head of Westpac Institutional Bank Strategy, and most recently, Group General Manager of Global Transactional Services.

Prior to joining Westpac, Alexandra was a senior executive from 1992 to 1996 with Booz Allen & Hamilton International where she specialised in international credit, working throughout the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that she worked with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in private and business banking and international credit audit. She also worked in project finance in Paris and New York for Banque Indosuez and Barclays Bank respectively.

Alexandra is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Board member of Asia Society Australia. She has an MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School of Business and a Master of Arts in International Studies and French from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a BA in English and Economics from Cornell University.

Alex is actively supportive of women progressing to senior executive roles, and is the Group Executive sponsor of Westpac’s employee action group, Women of Westpac.

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