New director appointed - ASB Bank

ASB is pleased to announce Dame Therese Walsh has been appointed as a director of ASB Bank Limited.

Dame Therese, a chartered accountant, began her career in finance and audit and was audit manager for KPMG Wellington before becoming the chief financial officer for the NZ Rugby Union and then moving into leadership roles in the global events industry. 

She was most recently head of New Zealand for Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited and was previously the chief operating officer for Rugby NZ 2011 Limited.

Dame Therese is a current director of NZX, deputy chair of TVNZ, and a trustee of Wellington Stadium. She also sits on a number of Government advisory panels including chairing the International Aid Selection Panel.

ASB chairman Gavin Walker says Dame Therese is a highly respected executive with broad management and governance skills in the private and public sectors.

“We are delighted to welcome Dame Therese to the board,” Mr Walker says. “She brings a range of expertise in leading large, complex organizations and projects that will benefit the board and ASB more broadly.”

Dame Therese joins managing director Barbara Chapman, chairman Gavin Walker, Simon Blair, Michael Coomer, Jane Freeman, Jon Hartley, Catherine McDowell, Michael Spaans, David Cohen and Vittoria Shortt on the ASB board.