Westpac CEO reveals $2 million dollar investment for Kalgoorlie
26 June 2012
Westpac Chief Executive Officer, Gail Kelly, will visit the Westpac Kalgoorlie branch today to meet with staff. She will also attend a roundtable at the Kalgoorlie Chamber of Commerce and host a cocktail function to meet with customers and local business owners.
“One of the aims of my visit is to meet and thank our loyal customers and hard working staff and to listen to their feedback. Westpac has a very strong and long-term commitment to this very important region,” Mrs Kelly said.
“Westpac is keen to make a difference in Kalgoorlie, through first class services, continued investment and staff involvement in the community. We have a 118 year history in Kalgoorlie and I am delighted to announce our $2 million dollar investment into the future.”
Commenting on Mrs Kelly’s visit, Bank Manager Frank Hallett said: “Westpac is an integral part of Kalgoorlie and it’s fantastic to see Gail visit our town to announce our major investment in the Westpac branch.”
“The branch has been a vital part of the Kalgoorlie community since we were first established here in 1894. After this investment we will have one of the most modern branches in the country. To meet our customers’ needs we will be giving even more focus to providing expert advice on investing and saving with confidence, on buying and owning your own home, financial planning and wealth creation, starting and running a business, be the business small or large,” Mr Hallett concluded.
The branch upgrade is part of the Westpac Local program which includes investing in branches and business banking centres as well as introducing more expertise in the Westpac network.
Westpac in Kalgoorlie employs 24 people in the local team and services over 12,000 customers.
In Australia, the Westpac network includes more than 850 branches, 70 business banking centres and over 1,900 teller machines across metropolitan and regional Australia.