Banker by day, DJ by night.
Name: Lachlan Hughes
Your role: Investment Associate, NAB Ventures
Region: Sydney, New South Wales
What’s your story?
I’m originally from Auckland, New Zealand and have a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I worked in Hong Kong for several years after graduating from university and then completed my Masters in Sweden. Following this, I moved to Sydney to work for PwC. Having worked in several venture funds previously, I leapt at the opportunity to join NAB Ventures.
How have you made a difference?
Working in NAB Ventures gives me the opportunity to live the NAB values every day. We have been set up to “Back the Bold” through equity investments and at the same time, working with those start-ups to achieve better outcomes for NAB customers. One example of this is our investment in Medipass, completed in mid-2017. Medipass founder, Pete Williams, had bold vision for transforming the experience for claiming private health insurance. We are now starting to see Medipass in the hands of NAB customers, which is hugely rewarding (download the App if you haven’t already!).
What are you passionate about?
I’m very fortunate to love my day job, the energy of start-ups is contagious and it’s a privilege to work with them. Outside work, I’m currently training for a triathlon (the “Big Husky”) and am trying to get more involved in supporting mental health awareness.