He's most passionate about his family.
Name: Janene Kennedy
Your role: Lead Business Analyst, Wealth Reshaping Program
Region: North Sydney, New South Wales
What’s your story?
I first started my career as a registered nurse and later studied psychology at Macquarie University. From there, I made the transition to the finance sector and used my medical knowledge to assess customers’ insurance income protection and disability insurance claims following unexpected injury or illness. I have worked for NAB for almost 29 years and have worked in many different areas during that time, including in customer service, insurance and superannuation, technology and operational projects.
How have you made a difference?
In the office, I make a difference working as a business analyst for key transformation and regulatory projects that support our customers. Through NAB’s skilled volunteering program, I had an incredible opportunity to make a difference at an Indigenous radio station in the Kimberley. I used my skills and experience to develop a proposal and business plan to implement innovative digitalisation to support community radio. I also successfully applied for grants to fund this positive change. This experience enabled me to better understand Indigenous culture and customs and allows me to continue volunteering and mentoring with Indigenous organisations in Sydney. I am proud of NAB’s support of Indigenous Australians through its Reconciliation Action Plan and its collaborative partnerships.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about supporting the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation which provides life changing surgery to Ethiopian women to repair fistulas (childbirth injuries) caused by prolonged and obstructed labour. The foundation is striving to eradicate fistulas by enabling Ethiopian women in remote areas to have access to maternal health care during their pregnancy and childbirth.