ANZ appoints Maria Milosavljevic as chief information security officer

Source: ANZ

ANZ today announced Maria Milosavljevic has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), reporting to Group Executive Technology and Group Services, Gerard Florian.

Dr Milosavljevic will join ANZ from the Australian Government where she is currently the inaugural Chief Data Integration Officer at the Department of Defence, building data and AI capabilities.

Prior to this Dr Milosavljevic was the CISO and Chief Data Officer at Services Australia, and the inaugural Government CISO at the New South Wales Government, where she established a new whole-of-government function responsible for cyber security.

As CISO, Dr Milosavljevic will be responsible for ensuring ANZ’s information security strategy continues to address the challenging cyber security landscape and supports the bank’s digital transformation.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Florian said: “Maria is an outstanding and innovative leader and expert in cyber security, with a breadth of experience across data and security in both government and the private sector.

“She has a track record of building and running cyber, data and analytics operations and brings to ANZ wide and deep connections with the cyber security community locally and internationally. Maria’s experience will be invaluable in continuing to protect both ANZ and our customers.”

Dr Milosavljevic replaces Lynwen Connick, who will retire in October after six years as ANZ’s Chief Information Security Officer, following a distinguished career in the Australian Government.

“Lynwen has had a significant impact on the bank over the past six years. Her cybersecurity expertise has been a tremendous asset for both ANZ and our customers at a time of great change in the industry, and we wish her continued success in her retirement,” Mr Florian said.

Dr Milosavljevic will commence with ANZ on Monday 28 August 2023.

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