Jane Watts, General Manager, BT Advice & Private Wealth

Jane Watts

Jane joined BT Financial Group as General Manager, Westpac Private Bank in December 2010. In October 2011, her role expanded to General Manager, BT Private Wealth which comprises Westpac Private Bank, St.George Private and Bank of Melbourne Private. In October 2017, Jane’s role expanded again to incorporate the BT Advice business. Her leadership remit includes BT’s internal Financial Advice business, BT Group Licensees (Magnitude, Securitor and BT Select) and relevant Advice support areas, in addition to BT Private Wealth. 

Jane has extensive experience, energy and passion for providing 'whole of wealth' solutions that create enduring financial advantage for clients – all underpinned by exceptional service quality. Prior to joining BT Financial Group, Jane was an Executive Director and Head of Wealth Management at Macquarie Bank. 

Before joining Macquarie, Jane was at Lend Lease/MLC where she was the CEO of one of the retail financial services distribution businesses. 

Jane started out her career at Westpac and her roles included General Manager of Human Resources for Westpac’s Retail Financial Services group. 

Jane has a PhD (Organisational Psychology).


  • BT Financial Group’s private wealth and advice strategy across Westpac, St.George and Bank of Melbourne

  • Leadership in Australia’s private wealth sector

  • Behavioural finance in private wealth