Business School

Robert Elstone

Robert Elstone

BA (Hons) (London), MEcon (Manchester), MCom (UWA)

Robert Elstone has more than thirty years of experience in senior roles across investment banking, aviation, resource materials, financial markets and risk management. He is an Adjunct Professor in Banking and Finance at the UWA Business School.

Robert has been a non-executive director of Westpac Banking Corporation since 2012. For his initial term, he chaired the Audit Committee of the Westpac Group. He is currently a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Risk Committee of the Bank.

His previous executive and non-executive roles include Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Securities Exchange (2006-2011), Managing Director and CEO of the Sydney Futures Exchange (2000-2006), non-executive director of the National Australia Bank (2004-2006), and an inaugural member of the Board of Guardians of the Commonwealth Government’s Future Fund (2006).

Between 2007 and 2009, Robert chaired the Federal Government’s Financial Sector Advisory Council, accountable to Federal Treasurers Costello and Swan.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of London, a Master of Economics from The University of Manchester, and a Master of Commerce from The University of Western Australia. He has completed the senior executive development programs at the Harvard (1983) and Stanford (1997) Graduate Schools of Business. In 2007, Robert was appointed an Adjunct Professor in Finance in the School of Business at the University of Sydney. In 2013, Robert joined the Board of the UWA Business School as an Adjunct Professor.