Governance Bio
Darin McCarthy
Appoint Professional

Darin McCarthy

7 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“Seeking an independent director position with a private family business, corporate or non-profit organization. Recently completed NZIOD Chartered Director program and passed the requisite exam & assignment with commendation for scores in strategy, risk management & finance. Seeking a relevant board position to complement this and help kiwi business grow!”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


ANZ Banking Group Ltd, Singapore

September 2014 - November 2017 (3 years)

Chair/Director of strategic deal execution for ANZ, Institutional Banking in Asia (based in Singapore). Senior governance role overseeing complex deals/banking arrangements for key institutional clients in the region. Committee member & lead for key projects, strategic initiatives & process improvement in the region. Power of Attorney (POA) held.


ANZ Banking Group Ltd, Melbourne

May 2010 - June 2014 (4 years)

Leadership team & Director for ANZ Banking Group’s Corporate Banking business in Melbourne. Member of Risk Management & Due Diligence committees. POA held.

Executive Roles

Senior Analyst

Westpac Corporate Business, Auckland

December 2018 - Present (1 years)

Leadership role with Westpac’s Corporate Business team in Auckland. Deal lead for key complex and leverage/M&A deals in the market as well as being a banker & adviser to reputable family businesses in the market. Select project & transformation work. Mentoring & the development of junior bankers.

Associate Director

Westpac Institutional Bank, Sydney

March 2006 - April 2010 (4 years)

Relationship Banking role covering a portfolio of corporate & listed clients across the Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Maintenance sectors, plus the Large Equipment and Aerospace & Defence sectors. Australian based clients included; Westrac, Sims Metals, Worleyparsons, United Group, Downer EDI, Transfield Services, Monadelphous, ASC and Tenix Group. Global clients included; Boeing, EADS, Honeywell, United Technologies, BAE Systems, Thales, Tyco Corporation, Caterpillar Inc. Accountabilities: Structuring of deals, overseeing deal teams & transactions. Chairing internal workshops & credit meetings. External pitches & presentations. Production of sector strategies for the bank and enhancing the banks understanding of the client & industry. Developing & mentoring of analysts/associates/graduates. Key achievements: Several leverage & M&A deals completed across the sector namely, Westrac, EMECO, Coates Hire and Cleanaway. Consistent clean audit rating year-on-year. Rated No.1 Lead Bank, Best Relationship Bank – Industrials, Best Customer Satisfaction, Best Visibility & Follow Up, Best Advice, Product & Industry Knowledge – Industrials for two years running – June 2008 & June 2009 in the Peter Lee & Associates, Large Corporate client survey. (The survey covers all local & global banks operating in the Corporate & Institutional space in Australia & NZ).


Westpac Institutional Bank, Auckland

October 2004 - March 2006 (1 years)

Analyst role covering a portfolio of Consumer & Industrial clients. Global clients included; Nestle, Groupe Danone, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Burger King and Mazda. NZ based clients included: Land Corp, ENZA, Turners & Growers, Lion Nathan, DB Breweries, Restaurant Brands, The Warehouse, Delegats Group, Fisher & Paykel, Mainfreight, Hellaby Holdings and the Rank/Reynolds Group. Accountabilities included financial & industry analysis, financial modeling, structuring of deals, workshop presentations, preparation of credit memorandums, sector strategies and & external pitches. Achievements: team rated ‘Best Relationship Bank and ‘Best Industry Knowledge June 2006 in the Peter Lee & Associates, Large Corporate survey for NZ. Consistent clean audit rating year-on-year. IM, financial model & due diligence work for the Oyster Bay IPO (Delegats Group) one of the most successful listings on the NZX (JLA with JB Were). Rank/Reynolds Group deals with Graham Hart plus other key leverage/M&A deals of the time including the PGG/Wrightson merger.

Analyst, South Pacific Treasury

ExxonMobil Corporation, Wellington

January 2002 - October 2004 (2 years)

Senior Analyst role covering EM’s credit exposures across numerous sectors (resource, utilities, aviation, marine, transport in NZ, Australia & Pacific Islands. Clients included: All major airlines, mining, shipping and industrial companies in NZ. Accountabilities; monitoring of daily credit exposures, financial & industry analysis, risk grading, preparing credit memorandums and negotiation of documentation. Credit approval authority held. Project work re EM investments held in the region. Mentoring/development of analysts. Preparation of monthly & quarterly reporting to regional treasury (Singapore) and HQ (Fairfax, US).


NZ Institute of Directors

Certificate in Company Direction, Governance

2018 - 2018

NZ Institute of Directors

Company Directors Course, Governance

2018 - 2018

NZ Institute of Directors

Pass - Chartered Member Assessment, Governance

2018 - 2018

Curtain Graduate School of Business, Australia

Master of Finance , Corporate Finance

2003 - 2006

NZ Institute of Management

Diploma in Management, Management

1995 - 1996