Jared Hutcheson

Selwyn Cook enjoyed a career as a Shell and then Z Retailer in the Waikato owning and operating a multiple service station business for twenty seven years. His discovery of the talent pool that identified with disability had a significant impact on the positive performance of his business.

Introducing NZ Speaker – Jared Hutcheson

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Image: Jared Hutcheson, Westpac NZ

Jared Hutcheson is the current co-chair of Westpac’s Accessibility EAG (Employee Action Group). The EAG’s main goal is to raise awareness around accessibility and make our facilities and products accessible for our customers and staff.

Being in the bank for 10 years in the procurement division, Jared has been able to leverage his skills and experience within the bank to drive initiatives for Westpac’s Accessibility EAG. This includes retaining The Accessibility Tick, promoting NZSL Sign Language Week, working with our technology squad to make Westpac’s website more accessible as well as hosting events to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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