Name: Kathy Cummings
Title: Executive general manager, third party banking, CBA
What was the last book you read?
Colleen McCulloch - The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett
If you didn't live in Australia where would you like to live?
France - just adore the country side, people, culture and the food and wine
If you could sit down to lunch with anyone you like who would it be?
My Mother - I never knew her (as she died in childbirth) and it has left a real gap in my life
What was the first job you ever had?
Cashier in a butcher shop while at school. I really understand what good rump is and what's not!
What do you do to unwind?
Walk! Love to walk along the beach of a morning with my toes in the water - heaven!
What's the most extravagant gift you ever bought yourself?
A Peacock Pearl pendant from Broome. I love it and wear it often.
What CD is currently playing in your car stereo?
Chris Isaack - memories of the recent Leeuwin Estate concert - what a night!
If you could give anyone starting out in business one piece of advice, what would it be?
Invest in great people - they make the difference!
If I was not working in the mortgage industry I would like to be...
Commercial pilot - learning to fly is the one ambition I haven't fulfilled yet.
Where was the last place you went on holiday?
SALT at Kingscliff NSW - I have a unit right on the beach and I LOVE IT!!
What's the one thing most people would not know about you?
I used to drive a country taxi after the birth of my first daughter. It taught me a lot about people.