After spending over six years with Ernst & Young’s Assurance team developing her technical and managerial skills, Lauren Watt made the big move out of public practice accounting and into industry at the Geelong Football Club in 2011.
According to Lauren, being able to combine her passion for the Geelong Cats with her chosen career has been one of the most satisfying and fulfilling career decisions she has ever made. She is now responsible for the finance function of the business and improving club policies and procedures.
Lauren has also invested immense time and energy into initiating and coordinating bi-annual meetings of AFL Finance Managers from all clubs, showing great initiative as an industry and community leader.
“Building this network has enabled me to obtain valuable insights into the way others do things and has led to the realisation of significant benefits at the Geelong Cats,” says Lauren.