He's originally from the U.S.
Name: Jade Wheatland
Your role: Senior Equipment Finance Manager
Region: Adelaide, South Australia
What’s your story?
I’m originally from Western Australia and moved to South Australia when I was quite young. I love it here. At school I loved maths (honest truth!) so a career in banking was a great move.
As an Equipment Finance Manager I work with stakeholders to develop solutions for customers, while maintaining the bank’s policies and minimising credit risks across Agribusiness, nabbusiness, NAB Health, Government, Education and Community sectors.
How have you made a difference?
A more recent role I have taken on is the Lead in Communications & Marketing – Connecting Women South Australia/Northern Territory. Our aim is to continue to create an inclusive workplace where women can grow their careers within NAB.
As such I have been involved in bringing events, speakers and workshops to South Australia for leadership mindset and effective influencing skill building. I would love to see women in South Australia move into leadership roles and further develop their careers with confidence.
I use my NAB volunteer leave for many different causes. This year, I volunteered at the Special Olympic Games in Adelaide as well as packed show bags with the Bedford Group – both amazing experiences.
I have also volunteered my personal time with the Epilepsy Centre to support and raise awareness for people (predominately children and teenagers) with epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 15 so I know how frightening the world can be when your brain “works differently”.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about so many things; helping others who try to help themselves...especially the ones who face great barriers, supporting teenagers with epilepsy and their day-to-day battles, depression and anxiety awareness through my work with Beyond Blue, Australian agriculture and women in leadership.