Westpac chief Peter King eyes fast restart

Original article by James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 20 : 3-Apr-20

Westpac has appointed Peter King as CEO for the next two years. King, who has been acting CEO since September, says 22,000 of Westpac’s 33,000 employees are now working from home in response to the coronavirus; typically it is around 1,000. Westpac has had 100,000 requests for assistance from customers and 26,000 requests for help from small businesses since the banking sector launched its response to the virus. King says Westpac will looking at businesses that can recover quickly once the worst of COVID-19 is over in terms of the ones it decides to assist.


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