Stories about customers,
employees and partners
that bring Westpac's strategy to life


Bob Mac Smith

Five generations of support

Fifth generation farmer, Bob Mac Smith, has seen his fair share of ups and downs as he, his brother and their families have transformed their farm into an industry. But the challenges of building a business were nothing compared to his personal challenge when a skin check revealed a melanoma. When Bob’s local relationship manager and financial planner at Westpac heard the news, they swung into action to see what they could do to help.

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Herb Smith

Giving businesses wings

After a long career in the police force, Herb Smith returned to his hometown of Wellington in country NSW with a business idea: he would take his grandmother’s lemon myrtle biscuits to the world. With the support of Westpac, Herb is bringing his dream to life. With Qantas as his first major corporate customer Herb is planning to grow his Dreamtime Tuka business while strengthening his community’s foundations.

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Connecting data to fight crime

New Zealand-based startup Auror is helping in the fight against crime. By using technology to harness data, Auror’s crime prevention software has already been adopted by the New Zealand Police and more than 500 retailers. Backed by Westpac’s Reinventure Fund, Auror is now exploring ways to help Westpac customers and Australians make our communities safer.

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Kate Holloway

Employee’s idea helps working families

When Westpac employee Kate Holloway encountered something she thought was wrong, she decided to speak up. That helped to spark a change in procedures, which is now benefiting hundreds of working families.

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Antonio Tricoli

Wearable technology to fight Australia’s national cancer

Early career researcher Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli was one of the first 100 Westpac Scholars selected by the newly established Westpac Bicentennial Foundation. His Westpac Research Fellowship, co-funded by The Australian National University, is helping to fund his dream of applying nanotechnology to fight against Australia’s national cancer, melanoma.

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Mark Hunter

Hunter Express cuts costs and emissions

Through Westpac’s new Energy Efficiency Finance Program, growing freight logistics and storage business, Hunter Express, will reduce energy bills while doing the right thing for the environment.

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