What prompted you to become a Financial Academy Ambassador?
Opening many bank accounts for teenagers, young adults and not so young adults, who surprise me with how little they know about how and where to save.
Why is financial literacy important to you?
Because life has taught me that it is not what you earn but what you do with it that gets you what you want in your life.
What are you looking forward to most in delivering the program?
Throwing my knowledge out there and seeing what those young inquisitive minds throw back at me.
What was your financial literacy ‘ah-ha’ moment?
I read an article about what children learn / know because of their parent’s occupation.
The financial literacy skills I have gained through many years in banking have passed on to my children who are both young adults living exciting lives and able to follow their dreams because they have made some great financial decisions.
In contrast their friends say to them that they wished they had learnt the skills of saving.