Director of Business Development, Westpac Group
About Katie Mihell
Katie Mihell is a Director of Business Development with the Westpac Group Strategy + M&A team at Westpac, which aims to grow and invest in new businesses and support the acceleration of innovation across the Group.
Katie’s focus is developing and strengthening relationships across the external innovation and fintech ecosystems and with Westpac’s portfolio of investments. Working across the business, she leads programs of work around models of collaboration, people, processes and systems to ensure the group is the “go-to bank” for startups.
Prior to joining Westpac, Katie spent 10 years in technology based consultancies and startups in San Francisco and London before returning to Australia and joining CommBank where she held senior advisory and strategy roles with business, private and institutional banking. She established and led the Women in Focus community supporting businesswomen and women led businesses.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Management, Marketing & Accounting from Queensland University of Technology, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Outside of work Katie is also the NSW Chair of the Springboard Enterprises Australia Committee, angel investor and busy wife and Mum.