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Head of Sustainability

 Westpac New Zealand - Helping Kiwis with their banking.

Head of Sustainability

Westpac New Zealand has an ambitious 2025 sustainability strategy. We use our strength as large corporate to drive solutions to challenges like climate change and inequality through innovative products like our Westpac Warm Up Loan, delivering financial wellbeing workshops, our comprehensive Sustainable Investment policy, or through facilitating sustainable finance. 

Our Head of Sustainability is integral to Westpac, reporting directly to our General Manager of Linc, Strategy & Sustainability you will lead a dedicated team and provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise to the Executive team on a range of sustainability issues. 

This senior position delivers impact, setting the standard of world-class sustainable business. Specific responsibilities include:   

  • Working across the business to deliver our sustainability strategy.
  • Driving best practice ESG reporting and managing internal and external sustainability governance, including the Sustainability Advisory Panel.
  • Representing Westpac at relevant external Sustainability and Climate Change groups (Sustainable Business Council / Climate Leaders’ Coalition, Aotearoa Circle) and events.
  • Responding to relevant government consultations.
  • Keeping across international and national ESG trends to help inform strategy.


What do I need? 

We are seeking a strategic senior leader with specialist expertise in corporate sustainability, ideally in a large complex organisation.  

You will bring: 

  • Experience in corporate sustainability leadership.
  • An understanding of environmental and social issues and reporting methodologies.
  • Knowledge of sustainability principles, practices and trends.
  • Proven ability to deliver results through collaboration and influence including up to senior leadership and Board levels.
  • Impressive presentation and communication skills, including the ability to work confidently with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Energy, passion, resilience, and the ability to work fast and meet deadlines.
  • Open to working in a diverse and inclusive organisation with a commitment to Te Ao Māori.

What’s great about working for Westpac? 

You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive, and progressive - with no two days the same! 

In addition to the appropriate experience and capabilities, the alignment of your values is essential.  We’re a company who are progressive, we’re committed to continuous improvement, we’re actively involved in the community, and we nurture a culture that celebrates diversity.  We’ve been awarded the rainbow tick accreditation, we promote and support flexibility and we’re listed as one of the top 50 employers in the world for women. 

Now more than ever we are committed to leading by example to help New Zealanders succeed - because together, we are greater.

Next Steps 

APPLY with your CV and Cover Letter to apply@amytea.co.nz by Tuesday 7th December. Or email melissa@amytea.co.nz for further information.

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