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Karen Silk, General Manager Commercial, Corporate & Institutional - Westpac

Karen Silk is an experienced banker who leads our financial markets, large corporate, mid-market and specialist banking teams.

Karen is General Manager Commercial, Corporate & Institutional for Westpac New Zealand responsible for customer engagement and the development and delivery of services to Westpac’s Institutional, Corporate and Commercial clients in New Zealand. Karen chairs Westpac’s Environmental Solutions and Social & Affordable Housing sustainability workstreams and Chairs the SBC/ Business NZ Governance Group for Business Leadership on Climate. Before returning to New Zealand Karen held a range of senior roles within Westpac Australia, her last role being Managing Director and Global Head of Debt Capital Markets. Prior to this, Karen led Westpac Australia’s Corporate and Institutional Property Teams and was Chair of the Westpac Group Property Risk Forum.

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