Nellie Belisario from Commonwealth Bank


Go Nellie! What a great example of someone truly embracing the joy of giving at work.”


  • Nellie assisted with fundraising efforts and mobilising staff and volunteers which resulted in over 6,000 CBA staff registering to walk 21km and raise more than $3 million for cancer research.
  • She was a champion in circulating the CommBank Staff Foundation Gala Night and the Tour de Cure Snow Ball through her many networks and provided a large number of volunteers to help on the night. Her efforts were specifically called out by Tour de Cure.
  • She played an instrumental role in setting-up of the CBA volunteer interpreter service for NSW Health to support the vaccine rollout.
  • She mobilised her network and assisted with fundraising for the Clown Doctors. With Nellie’s support the Foundation raised over $180,000 for this charity during Smile Day.


The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services.

CommBank Staff Foundation, the CBA staff charity, was formed in 1917 to send care packages to Australians fighting in the First World War. Thanks to the generosity of CommBank staff, this work has continued since, supporting Australians during times of hardship for more than a century.

Nellie has a deep stakeholder network across her team in Business Banking, and more broadly across the Group. She has used this network to mobilise support for various WPG drives.

When conducting any WPG initiative, Nellie will always share the importance of membership and regular contributions.  She clearly articulates the impact of the Foundation’s work and how critical everyone’s “donation dollar” is to enable the Foundation to continue what it does in the community.

Nellie has a great balance of energy and passion whilst maintaining professionalism at all times. This combination helps drives pride and advocacy in the Foundation.

Nathan Barker, CommBank’s Head of Community Investment, sums up Nellie’s contribution as “Passionate, inspiring, courageous and committed! Our work wouldn’t be possible without the volunteer support of people like Nellie”