Lachie grew up in Melbourne and attended university interstate.
Name: Darrin Engelhardt
Your role: Senior Specialised Banking Manager, South Australia
Region: Adelaide, South Australia
What’s your story?
I joined NAB in 2015 while living in Sydney and moved back home to Adelaide 2 years ago, prior to that I worked at CBA and Bank SA/St George in various Sales and Product Management roles. A couple of highlights of my career have been working very closely with the independent supermarket industry which was very successful and launching the Albert EFTPOS terminal which was a first of its kind. I have been married to my wife Caroline for 12 years and we have a son, Josh, who is 10 years old.
How have you made a difference?
When I was in my Product Management role I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to design an app which was used at the SCG Test Match in 2015 to collect donations for the McGrath Foundation which contributed to collecting over $100,000 for the foundation over the 5 days.
The app was designed, built and successfully tested over a very short timeframe of 6 weeks and it was so well received that it is now used regularly for a number of charity events across Australia. I am very proud of the difference this has helped make for so many people.
What are you passionate about?
My long term passion has been playing live music. I have played in cover bands since I was 14 playing bass guitar at venues and corporate functions around Adelaide up until a few years ago. I now play acoustic guitar in a duo with one of my best mates at local venues for a bit of fun. More recently my family and I have started doing a lot of camping which my son really enjoys and it provides me a nice outlet from the day to day.