Emerging technology manager
I started out as an aerospace engineer before switching to finance. I now work in the Emerging Technology department at CBA, where I did their graduate program.
My postgrad degree was all about getting breadth so that I would have broader skills. In the grad program most of my work was managing projects. Now I’m crafting new ones, discovering trends and designing experiments collaboratively.
It’s less on-the-ground work and more thinking and designing.
If you do a good job in a graduate program, generally the team wants to keep you around. I let them know that I thought this was the team for me and I guess they must have liked me enough to keep me!
HUGH’S PATH FROM THE CBA GRADUATE PROGRAM TO MANAGER OF EMERGING TECH
2011–2013 Master of Management, University of Melbourne
2014–2016 Technology Innovation Analyst, Commonwealth Bank
2016–present Manager, Emerging Technology, Commonwealth Banl