About Ainslie van Onselen

Ainslie has been the Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Accountants Australia (CA ANZ) and New Zealand since May 2020. For more than 20 years Ainslie enjoyed a parallel career as a law partner and non-executive director, before progressing into senior C-suite executive roles including Managing Director and CEO of RAMS Home Loans and running Australia’s second largest bank, Westpac’s $200 billion retail deposits and credit card portfolio.

Ainslie is passionate about social justice, inclusion and diversity. She is the former Global Director of Women’s Markets, Inclusion and Diversity for Westpac and currently serves as a Commissioner of Legal Aid New South Wales and Chair of New South Wales number one non-select private school, Kambala Girls School and a member of Chief Executive Women, Australia.

An Australian Financial Review Women of Influence winner and a former 40 under 40 WA Business News and University of Western Australia Award winner, Ainslie was invited to represent CA ANZ and the accounting and auditing professions at the Australian Government’s 2022 Jobs Summit.

As well as steering CA ANZ’s strategy and digital and data transformation, Ainslie drives CA ANZ’s inclusion and diversity agenda and is a prominent advocate for global sustainability and ESG standards.