The Faces Behind Better Banking: Dave Hair
10 April 2019
We want you to get to know our staff – the friendly people behind our motto of #BetterBanking… So we are introducing the next staff member in our ‘Faces Behind Better Banking’ series….
Next up we have Dave Hair. He’s the cheeky joker who will have you questioning if he is being serious or just having a laugh but, when it comes to helping our Members with their finances, he is all business! He doesn’t hesitate when it comes to jumping in his car and driving all the way across the beautiful NT to visit our Members who can’t get to our new branch at Gateway Shopping Centre. Dave is also known to throw on a pair of rugby boots and help out a team or two when they are running short on players.
Read our Q&A with Dave below and see if you can pick the sarcasm!
A: David Hair
A: I think it’s currently Kiwi Dave
Q: Describe your family
A: My seven year old son, Trae and my sister, Mary.
A: N/A, I had to foster out my penguin when I moved back to the Territory from Phillip Island.
Q: What is your secret hidden talent?
A: I am multilingual.
Q: How long have you been with Police Credit Union?
A: Five years.
Q: What do you consider to be the best product / service offered by Police Credit Union?
A: Car loans and overall superior customer service.
Q: The best place to grab a coffee when you are out on the road?
A: Fawlty’s in Alice Plaza, Alice Springs.
Q: What’s your coffee order?
A: Cappuccino with one sugar.
Q: What’s your best memory at Police Credit Union?
A: When Glenn Lewis, one of our Relationship Managers in South Australia visited Alice Springs… He was like a rabbit in headlights!
Q. How long have you lived / worked in the area?
A. Been in the NT for 14 years – Alice Springs for 12 and Darwin for 2.
Q: What are you currently binge watching?
A: Coronation Street.
Q: The best tip you ever received?
A: Be nice to your mother.
Q: Your best recipe or meal you are famous for cooking?
A: Devilled sausages.
Q: What was your favourite subject at school?
Q: What is your favourite quote?
A: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
Q: Any hobbies or passion projects?
A: Any sport but I love rugby, cricket and soccer.
Q: Tell us your story… how did you end up at Police Credit Union and where did you start?
A: I had returned to New Zealand for a year but saw the position at Police Credit Union for a Relationship Manager on SEEK. I applied, did a phone interview and then met my now Executive Manager, Paul Modra in the Melbourne International Airport lounge for a face to face. I must have done something right because I got offered the position and the rest is history…
Q: What is one funny fact that you have learned about a team member?
A: Most recently, Claire’s serious issue with bananas (see Mel Burnett’s Q&A here).
Q: What is your hot tip for something awesome near the new branch at Gateway Shopping Centre?
A: That has to be the gym! It’s modern, has cheap membership options and is so close to work!
Q: What were you doing before you joined Police Credit Union as the Relationship Manager – Northern Territory?
A: I completed a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University, then travelled overseas before ending up in Alice Springs working for Commonwealth Bank. I then moved into insurance at TIO and became a broker before moving back to New Zealand and then back to the NT to take the job with Police Credit Union.
Q: What has been your most positive Member experience?
A: I hope every Member experience is a positive one.
Q: Any parting comments?…
A: Life is short, go hard.
Now that you know Dave a bit better, if you’re in the beautiful Top End and can’t get to our branch at Gateway Shopping Centre, why not give him a call on
0458 083 270. He would be happy to make a time to meet you! He might even tell you the story about his pet penguin.