21 January 2017
visit http://www.wolterskluwerfs.com

Westpac appoints CBA core transformation architect as new CIO

31 July 2014  |  5874 views  |  0 Westpac branch

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."

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Barclays poaches CommBank tech chief Harte to replace Kheradpir

Barclays poaches CommBank tech chief Harte to replace Kheradpir

01 May 2014  |  6470 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin
WestPac fund buys stake in Oz P2P lending platform SocietyOne

WestPac fund buys stake in Oz P2P lending platform SocietyOne

11 March 2014  |  4888 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin
CommBank posts bumper profits as tech investment pays off

CommBank posts bumper profits as tech investment pays off

12 February 2014  |  6089 views  |  1 comments | 6 tweets | 7 linkedin
Westpac suffers downtime on new online banking platform

Westpac suffers downtime on new online banking platform

29 January 2014  |  4813 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 4 linkedin
Westpac lays out five-year plan for core platform refresh

Westpac lays out five-year plan for core platform refresh

04 November 2013  |  6989 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin
CBA reaps the benefits of $1.1 billion technology upgrade programme

CBA reaps the benefits of $1.1 billion technology upgrade programme

15 August 2012  |  8432 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
http://www.financialcrimerisk.fiserv.com/aml?r=finextraVisit capgemini.com

Who is commenting?

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Banks face big profit loss to digitisation - McKinseyBanks face big profit loss to digitisation...
16638 views comments | 94 tweets | 113 linkedin
Seven banks plan blockchain platform for SMEsSeven banks plan blockchain platform for S...
12980 views comments | 48 tweets | 44 linkedin
Accenture beats Brexit blues with largest-ever London startup programmeAccenture beats Brexit blues with largest-...
11132 views comments | 31 tweets | 20 linkedin
US fintech firms join forces to push data sharing via APIsUS fintech firms join forces to push data...
7481 views comments | 41 tweets | 40 linkedin
HSBC forms tech advisory boardHSBC forms tech advisory board
6586 views comments | 21 tweets | 23 linkedin

Featured job

to Six-Figure Base, Bonus, Benefits
London, UK

Find your next job