Chantal Velasque

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Her skillset broadened with her roles at Suncorp and CBA, and she has managed everything from projects and programs, IT strategies, data governance initiatives to large analytics implementations. Chantal is passionate about implementing the right solutions through Agile practices and has an unshakeable belief in the awesome things we can achieve by promoting an inclusive culture where colleagues are engaged and highly effective.

In her career Chantal has often offered coaching and mentorship. She has spoken at the Girl Geek Dinners and the inaugural FemeTech Revolution event in Sydney, and was a mentor for Women in Entreprise Services at CBA. She is now an abiding host for the Shadowing Programs at Westpac and just joined the Women of Westpac action group as their Member Strategy lead.

In her spare time you can find her down the beach with her husband and sons, watching Rugby Union games or recounting scuba diving stories from around the world.


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