“If you seek excellent career development, then Suncorp is definitely the right place for you,” remarks Brisbane-based Bernadette Norrie, Suncorp Bank’s Executive Manager of Digital and Marketing.
Starting at Suncorp in 2003, Bernadette returned to the UK to work, before coming back to Suncorp in 2007 for a long and fruitful career.
Suncorp is a great company
“It’s hard not to be excited about a great company with a terrific track record, where the people are so proud to talk positively about the company. And being based in the best city in the world is definitely a bonus!”
Bernadette moved from being Manager, Group Sponsor at Suncorp, to Manager of Brand & Acquisition at Suncorp Bank - before her current Digital and Marketing role.
”I'm really thankful to have such an enjoyable and varied job at Suncorp. The people I work with are incredibly talented and I’m really motivated by the fact that our employees and customers get to directly benefit from what our team delivers.”
Sponsorships and strategic partnerships
Bernadette was responsible for setting the direction for the Group’s corporate /community sponsorships and strategic partnerships, and for overseeing their integration and implementation across multiple brands within the business. In 2011, Bernadette led the launch of the Group’s employee engagement and community giving program Brighter Futures.
My jobs found me
“My exact career path wasn't planned. Perhaps some of my jobs actually found me. Prior to joining Suncorp Group, I headed up operations for sports and brand marketing agencies both in Australia and the UK. I oversaw the design and implementation of brand and corporate responsibility programmes on behalf of brands such as Nike, J.P. Morgan, British Telecommunications, Unilever and BBC Sport. It was very challenging for me, but I'm thankful I learnt a great deal. I then returned to Suncorp in Australia to put my skills and experience to further use.”
A top employer
The main reasons Bernadette cites Suncorp as a top employer are its significant development opportunities, brilliant flexibility and its genuine commitment to the wellbeing of its people.
Great work-life flexibility
Bernadette says that she has always had leaders at Suncorp who’ve supported her work-life flexibility.
“I can honestly say that Suncorp is a workplace that supports diversity. They genuinely support well-being and I’m proud as a leader to be able to support my own in this way.”
A working mum
A confident and energetic person, Bernadette likes to enjoy the simple things outside of her work. With two small children and a large extended family, she certainly values her downtime. Holidays are especially important to her as she switches off and rejuvenates, often trying to fit in that all important tennis game.
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So if Suncorp sounds like an engaging place to work where you can develop your skills and career, get in touch and let us help you find the right area, manager and roles to explore - or review Suncorp’s current vacancies to get a feel for potential opportunities.
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