There wouldn’t be too many families who can claim to have worked for the same workplace for more than 100 years – but one Victorian family can.
Together, Kate Marshall (nee Miles), her late father Hugh Miles, and her late grandfather Arch Miles have 115 years of combined service with ANZ.
A personal banker at ANZ’s Toorak branch, Kate joined ANZ in 1981 as a Batching Clerk. Over the years she’s seen several changes in the banking industry, including the introduction of computers and the shift to online banking.
“I was one of the first and youngest female accountants in a male dominated environment. They don’t call them accountants anymore. It was like a branch manager, I suppose, but the term was accountant,” Kate says.
Kate recalls she and her father, Hugh, joined the bank on the exact same day, although thirty-three years apart. Hugh joined the ES&A Bank in 1948 (which merged with ANZ in 1970). They also both spent time in the Elsternwick branch in Melbourne’s south-east.