Graeme Willis - February 2019
I have now had the opportunity to write a number of eSlate Articles over the past 6 years. Most have focused on Banking matters so for this article I thought I would share a little about myself.
My background has been in financial services for more than forty years. Working in Australia, United Kingdom and being involved in operations across Asia, Europe, North America and New Zealand. What surprised me, when I first worked in those different countries was the issues that banks faced were very similar if not the same as the Australian Banks. We tend to always think it is different over there – wherever over there is. The reality is as people we have the same ambitions and aspirations for work and family. I have enjoyed those years immensely, working with good people and being able to help many businesses and clients achieve their financial goals.
My wife and family have been a great support to me, moving countries and houses many times. We have two daughters, one works and lives in the UK and our younger daughter works and lives in Melbourne with her young family and it’s been a pleasure to see them grow into adults and pursue their careers and relationships.
In addition to my family life, I enjoy golf, hiking, bird watching and being in a learning environment.
Graeme Willis, FAICD