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Peter van der Westhuyzen

Carol Schwartz.PNG

Peter van der Westhuyzen is an Executive Director and the Head of Direct, Customer Solutions and Novated Leasing within the Personal Banking division in the Banking and Financial Services Group. Peter is responsible for the distribution of home loans, car loans and novated leases directly to the public and through intermediaries as well as overseeing the home loan retentions function. 

Prior to Peter’s current role he was a member of the Corporate Development & Strategy team and was responsible for a range of acquisitions as well as securing strategic client relationships with the aim of broadening Macquarie’s retail distribution footprint for personal and investment products; and preceding this role, Peter was the Head of Macquarie Specialist Investments (MSI) in Macquarie Asset Management. MSI provided a range of structured investment products to both retail and sophisticated investors primarily through licensed Financial Advisers. These products were offered to investors with the aim of assisting them to meet their wealth creation or wealth preservation goals.  

Peter joined Macquarie in 1999 and has experience in debt and structured finance (Margin Lending / Capital Protected loans), Derivatives markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Institutional client management. Peter completed his secondary and tertiary education in New Zealand, graduating from Canterbury University in Christchurch with a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Economics). In 2009, Peter was also jointly invited with Richard Sheppard to attend a Canberra hearing of the recent Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.

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