NAB backed her when she needed it most.
Name: Michael Casha
Your role: Manager, Emerging Marketing
Region: Docklands, Victoria
What’s your story?
I’m a digital enthusiast who adores bringing people together to solve problems. The bigger the challenge, the more excited I am!
I joined NAB as a Technology Graduate and had the privilege of undertaking a 6-month rotation in our Retail Marketing team. From there, I realised that this was the place where I’d have the ability to positively impact our customers’ experience.
How have you made a difference?
I consistently try making a positive impact in my community, inside and outside of work. I’m a volunteer with NABility (NAB’s disability advocacy group), the SES, Carers Victoria and L2P, who support underprivileged learner drivers to get the hours they need to get their licence.
One of my proudest moments was when I took part in Youth Parliament and together with some friends from University proposed a bill in Parliament to legally recognise non-primary carers of people with a disability. We were successful, and Victoria implemented the Carers Recognition Act 2012 which does exactly as it is titled – legally recognising all unpaid carers.
What are you passionate about?
I’m really passionate about using my skills to better the lives of those around me. It sounds corny, I know, but it’s legitimately what makes me happy – I feel as though it’s my purpose in life.
I’m passionate about two key areas and focus my time heavily on these. The first is road trauma. I’ve volunteered with the Victoria State Emergency Service for the past 10 years and I’ve seen firsthand the impact of trauma on our roads. I’m also passionate about helping people with disabilities, and their carers. I am a carer for my incredible brother David and I see the struggle my family goes through every day. I believe that public advocacy can raise awareness and encourage more support.