On Tuesday 14 December 2010, 14:58
Westpac Banking Corporation chief executive Gail Kelly will miss the bank's annual general meeting on Wednesday to attend her mother's funeral.
Westpac chief financial officer Phil Coffey would address shareholders in place of Ms Kelly at its AGM in Sydney, Westpac said.
Ms Kelly did not appear as originally scheduled at a Senate inquiry into banking competition on Monday due to her mother's death.
A Westpac spokesperson said Ms Kelly would appear before the Senate Economics Reference Committee when it reconvened in early 2011.