Australian bank ANZ has appointed former Citigroup IT chief Scott Collary as CIO, following a seven-month search to replace the departed Anne Weatherston.
Collary previously held the role of Citigroup’s consumer CIO for North America since 2008, where was responsible for simplifying products and introducing a ‘digital first’ strategy.
Prior to this he was senior vice president and retail CIO at regional US bank Fifth Third. He has also worked in a number of leadership roles at Bank of America in the past.
Collary will take over the position vacated by Weatherston - who had previously been employed at Bank of Ireland, RBS and the Student Loans Company - following her resignation in April. She subsequently joined mobile payments company, Mint Wireless.
Collary will begin his role in early December, reporting directly to ANZ group chief operating officer, Alistair Currie.
“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,” said Currie.
“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."
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