Following a seven-month search, ANZ today announced the appointment of Scott Collary as Chief Information Officer, marking the final of the Big Four banks to announce key changes to the CIO post this year.
Collary will report to ANZ Group Chief Operating Officer Alistair Currie, according to the official announcement. Collary was Chief Information Officer Consumer North America and Global Cards with Citigroup where he was responsible for all aspects of consumer banking technology. Having held that role since 2008, Mr Collary has led large transformation programs at Citigroup North America, significantly simplified products and introduced a ‘digital first’ technology strategy.
Collary replaces Anne Weatherston in the role, who until her departure in April was responsible for the bank’s IT roadmap that will help enable ANZ’s business strategy to become a super-regional bank for Asia Pacific by 2017.
Commenting on Collary’s appointment, ANZ’s interim CIO Currie said: “We are pleased to have an executive of Scott’s calibre join ANZ. He brings with him a track record in leading large, global teams and driving a culture that is innovative and customer-centric.
“Scott has particular experience in leading large-scale digital technology programs and will have a key leadership role in continuing ANZ’s transformation to become the most compelling, most convenient and easiest bank to use for all customers whether big, small, retail or corporate,” he said. Collary will be based in Melbourne and is expected to commence at ANZ in early December 2014.