Dean Couzins is a team leader in lending services, who works flexible hours and takes extra leave

Playing in a non-professional sport Dean has managed to fit a challenging and interesting career around hockey. His tough training schedule and international hockey commitments as the captain of the NZ hockey team, makes his work life balance all the more challenging.

"I use flex time during the week to attend training sessions in the mornings or early evenings with the national hockey team, and for tournaments ANZ has been great giving me the time off I need, supporting me with Special leave which allows me up to 15 days extra leave to play hockey in a year. For the London 2012 Olympics, ANZ went to the unusual step of giving me leave with full pay which was an amazing help," says Dean.

"I'm really glad that my managers are so supportive in helping me make this work.This support gives me peace of mind, knowing I can continue to play sport at international levels which I am passionate about, whilst also managing to stay engaged with a great job at ANZ".