La Trobe Financial has appointed Robyn Eacott as Executive Head of Business Analysis – Information Technology.
Eacott says her appointment over her male peers is a tribute to La Trobe’s commitment to remaining progressive, professional and ethical.
“This Company has always been ahead of the times, as it had a contributory female superfund back in 1967 set at 2.5 percent contribution from the employer. La Trobe Financial has also had a significant proportion of its workforce composed of females and has managed to utilise that extremely well to build great teams and a winning customer service proposition.
“There is always something new happening, regulatory changes, innovation to our products, IT hardware upgrades and applications being rewritten or improved in a constantly evolving finance market; gender was never an issue.”
Eacott has over 29 years of experience working in the industry. In 1996, Eacott was awarded the company’s Hall of Fame Award in recognition of exemplary service, an award voted by her peers. In 2010, Eacott was awarded the Distinguish Service Medal (DSM). The DSM is the company’s highest level of individual recognition.
“Robyn will make a tremendous contribution towards the Executive Team. Her exemplary professionalism, specialist IT and systems skills, and vast experience will make her an invaluable Executive member assisting the future growth of the company," President and CEO of La Trobe Financial, Greg O’Neill said.