Rachel Slade

Rachel Slade

General Manager, Global Transaction Services
Westpac Group

Rachel was appointed General Manager, Global Transactional Services, Westpac Institutional Bank, in September 2014. In this position, Rachel has responsibility for Westpac’s Global Corporate & Institutional market leading sales, service and product teams, which span the domestic and international market.  
 
Rachel joined the Westpac Group in 1999 and, since then, has held a number of key positions, including General Manager, Transformation and Delivery, Head of Group Strategy, General Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, Head of International Trade and Payments, Group Head of Diversity and Flexibility, General Manager, Business Architecture, Productivity and Process Excellence and General Manager, Multi Brand Optimisation.
 
Prior to joining Westpac, Rachel worked as a financial services strategy consultant with Andersen Consulting. 
 
Throughout her career in both consulting and at Westpac, Rachel has focused on creating and executing successful strategies to drive business transformation. 
 
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Macquarie University, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Program. She serves as BAFT Asia council Co-Chair, a director on the Board of Australian Network on Disability, a member of the board for Richmond PRA and until September 2014 served as director and treasurer on the Board of the Global Banking Alliance for Women. Rachel was awarded Westpac Group’s 2013 General Manager of the Year.