WiBF Member of the Month – Erin Tinker | Macquarie

05 Nov 2020

What’s your current position? Can you give me a brief overview of what it is you do in your work?

My current position is Head of Growth for Macquarie Business Banking and I am a member of our Business Banking Executive team. I’m also proudly a Director on the Board of WiBF and passionate advocate for gender equality. During my time at Macquarie I’ve also acted as co-chair of our Gender Equality Employee Network Group which supports the development and progression of diverse talent.

As Head of Growth my role focusses on growing the number of small business clients we serve through taking our offering into new markets and industry verticals. My team has responsibility for the full development cycle from scanning for opportunities right through to launching into and growing our presence in chosen new industry verticals.

Can you please walk us through a typical day for you?

The only constant is my morning routine which involves a walk, meditation and morning coffee – this gives me energy and sets me up to bring my best self to work.

I love the diversity of my role which on a single day can involve strategic direction setting, people leadership and the execution of our key growth initiatives. The majority of my time is spent collaborating internally and externally but I also find it valuable to block time in my calendar for deep work and short refreshing breaks.

What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?

At Macquarie our purpose is to empower people to innovate and invest for a better future. Both of my parents were small business owners when I was growing up so championing small business and providing solutions which allow them to grow and thrive has a personal connection for me.

What is the best part of working in Banking & Finance?

The people! I’m lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside smart, passionate and talented people both from within Macquarie and within our client organisations.

Do you have any advice for young women who have just started their careers in the banking sector?

Always seek progress not perfection – perfection doesn’t exist and we are all a work in progress.