Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Westpac Group
Sam Turner is the Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group. She has also recently stepped down as the Chair of GLOBAL, Westpac’s LGBTI Employee Action Group. During her time as Chair, Sam led Westpac to be named Employer of the Year for LGBTI Inclusion at the 2016 AWEI Awards. She is passionate about equality and believes that everyone has the right to feel comfortable and included in work-life conversations and culture, and that organisations have a responsibility to foster an inclusive environment.
Sam has been with Westpac for three years, prior to her current role she was the Business Manager for NSW Regional and ACT Retail banking responsible for operations, compliance, sales performance, and strategic business planning across over 100 branches and 800 employees. She has also held various senior roles at NAB, BHP, and Deloitte.
Sam was the Overall Winner for the 2016 internal Westpac Women of Influence Awards.