Gail Kelly video: Gender equity and Women of Influence
Gail began her banking career in 1980, and by 2001 she had held various senior management roles in a broad range of areas including retail and commercial banking, strategy, marketing and human resources. Gail has spent the last ten years as Chief Executive Officer of two Australian banks, St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007, and Westpac from 1 February 2008 to date.
Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Higher Diploma of Education from Cape Town University, an MBA with Distinction from the University of Witwatersrand, and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Charles Sturt University.
Gail is a non-executive director of the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Bankers’ Association and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children. She sits on the Global Board of Advisors at the US Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Gail is also Care Australia’s Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment.
Here, she chats to us about gender equity - a topic she is extremely passionate about - and how Westpac addresses this important issue.