Procurement Lead - Retailing Services
“Our leaders appreciate our differences, and they give us the flexibility to be who we are.”
I immigrated with my family to Australia from Malaysia as a schoolboy and I grew up knowing I was a bit different to most of the people around me. I travelled a lot early in my twenties and experienced wonderfully diverse cultures. When I came back to Australia, there was diversity all around me but I felt like as a nation we didn't make the most of it. We didn't tap into the richness of Australia's people.
Having been at Origin for over 10 years now, I've seen us become much more diverse during that time. Most importantly, we value our diversity – we understand it's our differences that enable us to innovate, create great products, and provide the best service to our customers.
Origin accepts us for who we are. Our leaders appreciate our differences, and they give us the flexibility to be who we are. I recently took 10 months’ parental leave so my wife could keep running her small business. Origin supported me to become the coparent for our two children and now I’m back at work four days a week, still doing some school drop offs and pickups, while continuing to progress my career. That’s what I love about working at Origin.