"Westpac Group has established a clear strategy for talent development, implemented effective initiatives, measured the impact, and achieved impressive bottom line results." – Marshall Goldsmith
Westpac, Australia's first bank, was established in 1817. Today it is one of the country's largest companies employing over 36,000 people. Westpac Retail & Business Banking (WRBB) services 6.1 million consumer, small-to-medium enterprise and commercial customers (typically with turnover of up to $100 million) in Australia under the 'Westpac' brand. Westpac has a nationwide network of 840 branches, 70 business banking centres, home finance managers and specialised consumer and business relationship managers, with the support of cash flow, financial markets and wealth specialists, customer service centres, 1,961 automatic teller machines (ATMs) and internet channels.
Westpac's vision is to have the Best Bankers and Leaders in the market with the knowledge and expertise to help our customers and communities prosper and grow. This is central to corporate aspirations we wish to achieve by 2017. Best Banker helps us realise this vision by helping our people become our competitive advantage. It establishes our bankers as true professionals with externally recognised qualifications and nurtures great leaders who attract, select, develop and retain talent. Best Banker is about building and developing Westpac's talent to be outstanding leaders and professional bankers who have great careers in high performing teams.