The National- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By PATRICK TALU
AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has launched a new corporate wardrobe featuring Pacific designs in Papua New Guinea, as part of a global launch that brings a consistent look to staff across the 32 countries where ANZ operates.
The new corporate wardrobe was launched at the weekend at the Sir John Guise Stadium’s indoor complex.
The Pacific’s distinct style has been incorporated into the wardrobe design, with staff having the option of incorporating Pacific Friday shirts and sulus or lavalavas.
Chief executive officer for PNG and Pacific North West Region Vishnu Mohan said: “For the first time in ANZ’s history, our staff here in PNG will be dressed in the same way as any of our staff across the rest of the Pacific and broader region.
“For customers, it means that no matter which country they choose to visit us in, they can recognise ANZ employees instantly,” Mohan said.
The new wardrobe follows the launch of ANZ’s global brand last year.
Staff from across the Pacific, including here in PNG provided feedback on the wardrobe design.
Ceslie Ume-Ila, ANZ’s human resources team leader, said staff was excited about sharing their new look with customers.
“It’s like a breath of fresh air, guaranteed to give all our staff a professional look and also help our customers identify us.
“Although the wardrobe is deemed uniform, there is a wide range of styles to choose, which makes it unique as well,” she said.
The new ANZ wardrobe comprises more than 65 separate pieces, allowing staff to personalise their uniform.
Items can be mixed and matched while maintaining a consistent look that represents ANZ’s brand globally.