Anne McLean, regional fire management officer National Park and Wildlife SA

“In many ways exceeding the challenging requirements and expectations of a small rural community during such a natural disaster event, Kaytee’s can do attitude, intelligence, and caring outlook was precisely what the Kangaroo Island community needed whilst in the grips of such a prolonged and devastating natural disaster.

Kaytee’s skills do not end with her office work. She also projects a warm, cheerful attitude to her customers. I have personally seen her resolve issues and handle other difficult situations with remarkable patience and admirable tact.

In the community she went out of her way to help people in need and was always seen in the Incident Management Team and the broader community lending a hand where she could. Kaytee’s willingness to take on difficult projects like she did during the fire event and seeing them to successful completion has repeatedly impressed me.

She loves people, works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in her role as Branch Manager and a member of the community. I did not work for Bank SA during the fires but Kaytee’s demonstrated leadership helped in my decision to apply for the role here in Kingscote being able to start a new career.”