Helen Lynch AM is a former banker and has had a long involvement with Westpac - from a junior member of staff to a member of the Bank's Executive Committee, followed by appointment to the Westpac Board, then Chairman of both The Westpac Foundation and the Westpac Staff Superannuation Fund. Currently she is a Founding Director of The Westpac BiCentennial Foundation and on The National Selection Committee of The Westpac Scholarship Fund.
Helen served as a Non-Executive Director on many public listed companies and maintains advisory roles on a number of Family Foundations.
She has always been committed to the community, and has served as a director of numerous arts, charitable and government organisations, including Chairman of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Funds SA, as well as being a founding member and former President of Chief Executive Women and a Director of The Garvan Medical Research Institute.
In 1994, Helen was appointed a Member of The Order of Australia for services to the banking and finance industry and in 2003 was awarded The Centenary Medal for her contribution to business leadership and to the community. In 2005 Helen received the honorary award of Doctor of Griffith University.