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Westpac welcomes back ex-IAG chief Mike Hawker

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Former IAG MD and CEO Mike Hawker has been appointed to the board of Westpac, effective in November.

Mr Hawker held senior executive positions with Westpac before joining IAG in 2001. He left the group in 2008.

Among a long list of associations, Mr Hawker was president of the Insurance Council of Australia, chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association, a board member of the Geneva Association think-tank and a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.

He will retire from the boards of Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Group prior to starting his role at Westpac.