Sam Bowtell heads the Agility Practice for CommBank, leading the Bank’s team of Agile coaches. He is also a leadership coach, facilitator and runs many team building days.
In the community, Sam is involved in skilled volunteering with OzHarvest, looking at how the Agile mindset can improve how OzHarvest runs operations. Sam will also be leading a CommBank team in his first CEO CookOff later this year.
How did you discover OzHarvest?
I first took a team to Cooking for a Cause eight years ago, and have done so many times since. It’s such an awesome introduction to OzHarvest, learning about food waste and a great team building day out too!
What have you learned working together with OzHarvest over the last few years?
OzHarvest has so many amazing people doing such great things for our community. What we forget at times is that they need help and support to do their jobs, and as a Skilled Volunteer from the corporate sector I have many skills I take for granted which can make a difference to OzHarvest.
What are you looking forward to at the CEO CookOff?
I’ve participated previously as a volunteer and found the event so inspiring. This year will be all the more rewarding as I will have fundraised and contributed to the huge effort of raising money to keep this beautiful organisation healthy like the food we rescue!