Steven Harker

Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley Australia

Non-Executive Director, Westpac; Director, ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation

Steve Harker was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Westpac Board effective1 March 2019.

Prior to that, Steve was Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley from October 2016 to February 2019, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia from 1998 to 2016.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Steve spent fifteen years with BZW. In 1996, he was transferred to London where he was promoted to Chief Executive of Global Equities and a Member of the BZW Global Management Committee.
Prior to joining BZW, Steve was a Research Officer and then National Organiser for the Federated Ironworkers’ Association of Australia from 1979 to 1983 and Research Officer, Special Projects Section, with the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1979.
Steve is currently a Director of The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO), The Hunger Project Australia and ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation. Steve is also Governor and Treasurer of Ascham School.
Steve graduated in 1979 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (first class honours) and a Bachelor of Laws.

The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.