Ian Hankins, Chief Financial Officer
As a bank, we know we can help New Zealanders increase their financial wellbeing and grow their wealth. Our commitment goes beyond offering bank accounts and financial advice; we know paying the Living Wage is one way we can walk the talk, and directly improve the lives of hundreds of families.
The Westpac team really value the work done by cleaners, security guards, café workers and other contracted workers at our branches and offices. We believe they should be paid a wage that goes beyond covering basic costs and lets them participate more fully in their community. Our employees gave us very positive feedback when we became a Living Wage Employer and we encourage other businesses to get involved in this important movement.