Wednesday November 26, 2014
ME Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gay as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), commencing 27 January 2015.
The appointment comes at a critically important time as the Bank nears the completion of its $70 million technology transformation program.
Mark will be responsible for completing and capitalising on the transformation program, as well as overseeing IT infrastructure and extending the Bank’s all important ‘agile innovation capabilities’.
A seasoned technology leader, Mark most recently worked with GE Capital Group as Director of Fastworks, Lean and Strategic Program Delivery, where he standardised and simplified IT processes across IT teams globally.
From 2009 to 2012 he was GE’s Australian-based Chief Technology Officer, responsible for IT strategy, enterprise architecture and infrastructure, and where he led a three-year $150 million transformation program.
Mark Gay said: “I'm genuinely excited to be joining an organisation where I can combine my financial services expertise with my passion to use technology to drive growth plans.
“ME Bank is a young and nimble organisation with an appetite to innovate and disrupt.”
Jamie McPhee, ME Bank CEO, said it was an important appointment given the Bank’s aspiration to become a bank with market leading digital capabilities.
“Technology will determine which banks succeed in the twenty first century. Our transformation program is a major enabler for growth, increasing our capability and improving our operational efficiency – our ability to compete.
“Mark has a unique opportunity to realise the opportunities transformation provides, setting the course for exponential growth in future years.”
Mark will take over from ME Bank’s current CIO Kathryn Hawkins, who will finish in November 2014.
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