Nicole Howard, Westpac
Nicole Howard is an interior designer and project manager with residential, commercial and retail experience. Currently working in Major Property Projects (Design & Construction) for Westpac Banking Group, recently as part of the project team that delivered an integrated fit-out for Westpac’s Melbourne head office and more recently, 60,000 sq/m of Westpac’s new offices at Barangaroo. With an interest in people-oriented design, incorporating diversity and accessibility into the workplace has been a key focus.
As a current committee member of Westpac’s Accessiblity Action Group, Nicole has been instrumental in embedding Accessibility elements into Westpac’s property design standards and assisted in the creation of the Design for Dignity document alongside AND and Lendlease.
Westpac has recently commenced design phase for Westpac Group’s head office (Kent Street) refurbishment, and will continue to apply learnings from previous fit-outs, continually striving for improvements around accessibility and diversity, within their work environments.