Sue Burt is in her element. Colleagues gather around as she corrals suppliers, assigns duties and explains the itinerary for an event that has been months in the making. You can feel the excitement radiating from the team and, as each colleague moves to their task, the excitement sweeps across the venue.
Sue’s enthusiasm is infectious and nobody is immune. As program manager for innovation initiatives at CommBank, she thrives on the idea that she is helping empower others.
“There’s a real sense of accomplishment in bringing together a range of different people and elements and knowing that we are providing what customers want,” she says. “I love the inclusive work environment and I’m fortunate that CommBank is all about variety, relationships and opportunities.”
Sue is a founding member of CBA’s AdvantAge employee network, which was set up to raise awareness of the benefits of multigenerational teams and to champion an age-inclusive workplace that is responsive to different age and life stages.
Although Sue is at a point in life where many people begin to plan for retirement, she certainly isn’t one to sit back and relax – at work or at home. Instead, she makes good use of CBA’s flexible working policy, which enables her to work from home as much as possible and come into the office as required.
“I admit that if I won $20 million I’d probably look to something voluntary but I would still work – you have to keep your mind active,” she says.
And she is always planning her next travel expedition, whether it is a trip to Africa or a short break with friends.
Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of CBA’s culture, values and the way we do business. To find out more, visit https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/who-we-are/our-company/our-approach-to-diversity.html.