Westpac Appoints Group General Counsel

We are delighted to have partnered with Westpac (ASX: WBC) in appointing Shannon Finch as Group General Counsel.

Shannon has almost 30 years’ corporate legal experience with extensive experience in M&A, capital markets, restructuring and regulatory engagement across a range of sectors, including financial services.

Shannon is currently a senior M&A partner at Jones Day and is a member of the Advisory committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission for its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services.

She has recently stepped down as Chair of the Corporations Committee of Law Council of Australia and was previously a Partner with King & Wood Mallesons where she led the Sydney Office, having Joined the firm in 1994.  Shannon commenced her career in the Attorney General Department in Canberra.

Peter King, Group CEO of Westpac said “We are very pleased to have attracted one of Australia’s leading corporate lawyers to lead the bank’s legal function,”

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