01 Sep 2017

Friday 01 September 2017

On Tuesday 28 August ANZ CEO David Hisco joined Year 13 Commerce students in class for a talk on business success, as a part of an initiative from the student-led Phillips Society to give students exposure to first-hand accounts of entrepreneurship. 

010917 David Hisco


This Phillips Society has successfully coordinated many interesting speakers to visit the College this year with David proved no exception, offering up an array of anecdotal advice on how went from bank teller at the age of 17, to running a $1.7billion company. 

The students found David’s candidness and honesty extremely beneficial with Joshua Grant (Year 13, Marsden) commenting that David’s visit had made him look at success in a different way. “Mr Hisco taught me that being academic is not the only one factor to doing well, the skills you learn in socialising and building character will take you just as far."

David’s take-home message was to encourage the students to bring their personalities to work. He told the students that ANZ looked for a curiosity, ability to work in teams and a passion in its employees. He advised students to follow their passions and to not be afraid to work hard.

HOD of Accounting and Business Studies teacher, Sharon Lofroth who oversees the Phillips Society said she was thrilled with the increased interest in entrepreneurship from students.

The Society’s aim of raising awareness, motivating and informing students heading into the business realm is done primarily through guest speakers.