Standard Chartered has recruited former CommBank CIO David Whiteing as chief operating officer as part of a shake up of the bank's IT and operations units.
Whiteing was eased out of the Australian bank under a management reshuffle orchestrated by incoming CEO Matt Comyn in March. Whiteing joined CBA in September 2013 and was appointed group executive enterprise services and chief information officer in July 2014.
At Standard Chartered he takes on a newly expanded role that brings together the COO's team with the bank’s global and country operations teams that formerly sat within the IT department.
Incumbent CIO Michael Gorritz will retain control of the bank's innovation and transformation programme.
Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters, says: “These changes reflect two vital objectives - ensuring operational excellence in service to our clients and accelerating our digital transformation. Bringing David on board with a mandate to improve efficiency and deliver better experiences for our clients also gives Michael’s team more space to relentlessly pursue our tech and innovation agenda."