The Faces Behind Better Banking: Gavin Male
27 March 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 Gavin Male. He is a newer face to the team servicing Mount Gambier and the rest of the beautiful Limestone Coast, but he certainly isn’t a new face to those in the area. He is very active in the community and, with his own photography business, loves to get out and about! That’s why he is perfectly suited to his role as the Relationship Manager – Mount Gambier and Limestone Coast. His job basically demands him to get out and about on the road and meet with our Members who can’t make it to the branch. Read our Q&A with Gavin below and see just how much he loves this part of his job!
A: Gavin Male
A: Maley, Gav, Feme (as in fe-Male).
Q: Describe your family
A: There’s Kristy, my wife and our three children Thomas, Bradley and Jenna.
A: We have our black lab, Chloe and two cats, Balakie and Fluff.
Q: What is your secret hidden talent?
A: My ability to go unnoticed and unheard – just ask my children when I want their attention.
Q: How long have you been with Police Credit Union?
A: Around eight months.
Q: What do you consider to be the best product / service offered by Police Credit Union?
A: The best product is me! And by that, I mean my ability to be a point of contact for people who can’t get to the branch. In a current banking environment where faceless support is more common, I am someone that you can sit with face to face, no matter where you live in the area. I can help you work out your financial priorities.
Q: The best place for a tasty bite to eat near your branch?
A: I love to meet my wife at Sorrentos Cafe when I can get there.
Q: Describe your role with Police Credit Union
A: I get on the road and visit those who can’t come into the branch, at the same time I am a brand ambassador for the organisation.
Q: What’s your best memory at Police Credit Union?
A: Dealing with the SAPOL members during the IMOST training, putting on BBQs and answering all types of questions.
Q. What is your favourite part of your job?
A. Business development – I love to be on the road, meeting the people who can’t get to the branch in Mount Gambier.
Q: Where is the best place to get a coffee near your branch?
Q: How do you like your coffee?
A: Tall latte, no sugar.
Q: Where do you want to travel next?
A: Back to the USA with my family.
Q: Favourite quote?
A: In a world of darkness, I choose to be the light!
Q: Your best recipe or meal you are famous for cooking?
A: My chicken and sweetcorn soup – I start with a chicken stock, adding chicken pieces, peas, corn and some other “secret ingredients” and then, towards the end of if all, I add some cut up squares of cheese to melt into it to add flavour, thickness and richness. Delicious!
Q: What is your next big purchase?
A: Well, I’d like to say a Jeep Wrangler…but see above point about a family holiday…
Q: Any hobbies or passion projects?
A: I have my own photography business, coach basketball and netball and love following the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Team.
Q: Tell us your story… how did you end up at Police Credit Union and where did you start?
A: I was looking for a change within the finance industry and have always enjoyed the business development side. This was part of the role with Police Credit Union, so I jumped at the opportunity.
Q: Describe your team / the people you work with?
A: They are a driven bunch of people that hold each other to strong values – Mary, Karen, Jade and Christian.
Q: What were you doing before you joined Police Credit Union as the Relationship Manager – Mount Gambier and Limestone Coast?
A: I most recently was working as a Business Finance Manager but come from a background in Business Banking.
Q: Are you currently undertaking any training?
A: I am actually studying a Diploma in Youth Work. While it might not have anything to do with my role at Police Credit Union, it is important for me to have a positive impact on the community and I hope this can help.
Q: Your best / worst joke?
A: I used to have a job at a calendar factory, but I got the sack because I took a couple of days off.
Q: Any parting comments?…
A: We all but have a short time to make the biggest impact on what we call life – I only hope what I’ve done, what I’ve achieved and who I have helped has a ripple effect for many years after my time is done.
Now that you know Gavin a bit better, if you’re on the Limestone Coast and can’t get to our branch in Mount Gambier, why not give him a call on 0437 286 804. He would be more than happy to jump in the car and head out to chat about your financial situation and how he may be able to help. He might even share those secret ingredients that he adds to his chicken and sweetcorn soup, but we can’t promise anything!