Westpac head of PR Sarah Scott moves to Xero

Westpac’s head of public relations, Sarah Scott, has departed the financial institution to take up a role with accounting software, Xero.

Scott is now the head of ecosystem and partnership communications, and began her role in December.

Scott was with Westpac for four years

Scott was seconded into Westpac’s Marketing team by public relations agency Map and Page for four years. She was previously at DEC PR as senior account director. She has also worked at New Zealand-based PR firm Acumen Republic.

Scott told Mumbrella: “I’ve recently started in a global role with Xero as head of ecosystem and partnership communications and I’m really excited to be joining the Xero team.”

Mumbrella has contacted Westpac for comment.

Late last year, Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer and chairman Lindsay Maxsted resigned, following financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, accusing Westpac of breaching Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financial laws 23m times.

And in July last year, Westpac’s head of group media, social and digital tech, Toby Dewar, joined Foxtel Media as customer engagement director.


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