Cassie Nicole is Southern Cross Credit Union’s (SCCU) Community & Sponsorship Specialist and resident lover of all marine creatures. As a customer owned banking institution, giving back to the community is ingrained in the culture at SCCU and Cassie relishes the opportunity to support community groups and help drive the region she loves forward.
With over 15 years of financial industry experience, including time at GE Capital, Cassie joined the SCCU team in 2017 and has always looked for where her skills could benefit the team, whether it be team development, managing operations and contracts or simply delivering quality customer experiences. Having risen up through the SCCU network with time as both a Financial Service Centre Manager and Training Specialist, Cassie’s passion for helping people and the community made her a natural fit for a role that is so important for SCCU.
“Southern Cross Credit Union supports everyone to be involved, give back and make a difference.”
For Cassie, the role brings together her professional and personal passions. Diving since the age of 12, Cassie’s passion for the environment and how the community and financial world can come together to have a positive impact is obvious from the first moment you meet her. A natural people-person, Cass often forms partnerships organically through her kids, personal passions and by keeping a pulse on the world around her. As a qualified surveyor of the Southern Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, her knowledge and a chance encounter with a malnourished baby turtle “Whistler” on Kingscliff beach led to SCCU’s relationship with Australian Seabird Rescue and some pretty exciting media coverage. Joined by locals, news crews and students from the area, SCCU and Australian Seabird Rescue were overwhelmed by the support and attendance, with hundreds turning out to watch rescued turtles swim out into the ocean. Just one of the examples of the great partnerships Cassie has fostered in her role with SCCU.