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Westpac appoints CBA core transformation architect as new CIO

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Wetspac has appointed Dave Curran, the architect of neighbouring Commonwealth Bank's core banking transformation project, as its new chief information officer.

Curran has been working at Westpac since February 2014 as a consultant on the bank's own core modernisation program. He was hired initially on a short-term three month contract after quitting CBA following the completion of the bank's five-year, $1 billion core platform transformation project.

Announcing the appointment, Westpac chief Gail Kelly, says Curran is "a highly regarded IT and financial services professional with almost 30 years' experience and has a proven track record in the implementation of large, complex projects".

Curran takes up his new position in September and will report to chief operating officer, John Arthur, as well as taking a seat on the Westpac Group Executive team.

Says Arthur: "Over recent months, we have been working hard to develop the next phase of our technology strategy, which is fundamental to the business achieving its broader strategy. This is why we are now elevating the CIO role to the Executive Team level.

"We have already achieved substantial progress in our technology programme, following completion of the first phase of our strategic investment priorities program late last year."

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