Steve Harker was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Westpac Board effective1 March 2019.
Prior to that, Steve was Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley from October 2016 to February 2019, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia from 1998 to 2016.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Steve spent fifteen years with BZW. In 1996, he was transferred to London where he was promoted to Chief Executive of Global Equities and a Member of the BZW Global Management Committee.
Prior to joining BZW, Steve was a Research Officer and then National Organiser for the Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia from 1979 to 1983 and Research Officer, Special Projects Section, with the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1979.
Steve is currently a Director of The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO), The Hunger Project Australia and ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation. Steve is also Governor and Treasurer of Ascham School.
Steve graduated in 1979 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (first class honours) and a Bachelor of Laws.