At that time Gerry was Manager of ANZ’s Blackburn Branch, but had recently been appointed as Manager -Industrial, General Manager's Office at 394 Collins Street, Melbourne. By coincidence I was also working at there in the Advance Department! We saw a lot of each other and often had lunch together and on the weekends also played golf together. The rest is history - we were married in June 1971.
After the merger with the ES&A Bank in 1970, all the Departments at 394 were moved to 351 Collins Street, and Gerry was appointed Manager - Industrial Australian Head Quarters (AHQ) of the merged banks.
Advance Department became Lending Department AHQ and after a short time in charge of the typing pool, I was moved to the same floor as Gerry - he was at one end and I was at the other working as a receptionist for Mr. Rex Davidson, Assistant General Manager – Lending.
He was a marvellous man - the best boss I ever had! His secretary was Enid Heriot, with whom I became great friends.
However, in 1978 a new building was constructed at 55 Collins Street, twin towers - one occupied by ANZ and the other by Telstra and once more we were on the move. Gerry and I were again in the same building, but this time on different floors!
Now another name change took place, and Lending became Corporate Accounts AHQ. Mr. Davidson and Enid had both taken retirement, so now I was secretary to Mr. Norm Gibbs in Corporate and also typed for four of the Managers.
In 1984 Gerry was due to retire after 40 years of service. That same year, with the introduction of Personal Computers, my job as a typist became redundant, so I decided to resign and join Gerry in retirement. We had a joint Farewell Function at 380 Collins Street, in the Staff Club rooms.