Westpac Banking Corporation
Group Executive, HR & Corporate Affairs
Christine Parker is Group Executive Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for the Westpac Group.
In this role, Christine is a member of Westpac Group’s Executive Team and holds leadership responsibility for the Human Resources and Corporate Affairs and Sustainability functions across the Westpac Group.
Prior to assuming her current responsibilities in September 2011, Christine was Group General Manager, Human Resources. She led the development and execution of HR strategy with the goal of making Westpac’s people the organisation’s key competitive advantage.
Before her move to the Group role in Australia, Christine was General Manager HR for Westpac New Zealand. Christine was one of New Zealand’s leading HR practitioners, and has held senior appointments in a number of high profile organisations listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and across a range of industries including manufacturing, retail and services.
Prior to joining Westpac, Ms Parker was Group HR Director in Carter Holt Harvey where she was responsible for the development and delivery of all facets of their global human resource strategies. From 1999 to 2004 Ms Parker was Director of HR with Restaurant Brands NZ, the franchisor for high profile fast food brands that included KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.
She also was a previous trustee of Westpac’s New Zealand Employees Superannuation Scheme, Kids Helpline (Whatsup) New Zealand and Sir Peter Blake Trust. In February 2014 Christine was appointed a Governor of the St. George Foundation, a not for profit organisation that helps build a secure future for disadvantaged children.