Cynthia Whelan


Cynthia Whelan
CEW Member

Scentre Group
Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

Cynthia was appointed Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Scentre Group in late 2017.

Prior to her role at Scentre, Cynthia was the Group Executive responsible for Telstra's new businesses portfolio since October 2015. Previous roles at Telstra include group Managing Director Strategic Finance covering strategy, M&A, Treasury and Investor Relations, and she was also responsible for Telstra's international operations from 2015-2016.

Cynthia was Chair of the Foxtel Board from February 2017 until April 2018 and was also Chair of the Telstra Ventures Board until November 2017.

Cynthia has had a career spanning more than 20 years in investment banking in the Asia-Pacific region prior to Telstra, and her last role was the Chief Executive for Barclays in Australia/New Zealand. She has also previously held roles at Merrill Lynch and UBS and bring extensive corporate strategist experience in M&A, capital markets and lending.

Cynthia graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Japanese studies. She also holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program in 2013.

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