Andrew Carriline


Andrew is an experienced business executive, commercially astute and highly skilled at operating successfully in regulated environments. After a long career at Westpac, he has recently built a portfolio of non-executive, mentoring and advisory roles in the “for profit” and “not for profit” sectors, and is engaged in the start-up community, where his experience adds considerable value to founders. Among other roles, he is currently Chairman of Westpac Bank (PNG) Limited, Non-executive director of the Human Rights Law Centre and Chair of the Business Advisory Council of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships.

At Westpac, Andrew spent most of the last decade in senior risk roles, as the Acting Group Chief Risk Officer for 18 months during the GFC and then 7 years as the Chief Risk Officer for the Westpac Institutional Bank. Before his focus on pure risk roles, Andrew practised corporate law in the public and private sector and held a number of senior legal and operational roles in Westpac.

Andrew is inquisitive and passionate, highly motivated by ideas, strategy, politics, technology and the key role that leadership must play in an exciting but uncertain future. He actively works to ensure that there are as few boundaries as possible between his many interests, that each interest informs the others for the benefit of all of them.

Andrew holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company of Directors.