RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Australia

Westpac appoints Craig Bright as chief information officer

He previously served as chief technology officer of Citigroup's global consumer bank unit.

Industry veteran Craig Bright has been appointed as Westpac's new group chief information officer (CIO) as Dave Curran is stepping down from the bank at the end of January 2019.

He will join Westpac by December 2018.

In addition to holding senior roles at Barclays, National Australia Bank, and EY, Bright has led a division of technology employees executing a cloud and mobile first strategy supporting digital channels and a mix of Citi Smart Banking formats worldwide.

He joined Citigroup as managing director and has supervised the strategic and operational leadership of infrastructure globally for the consumer bank. During this time, Bright set up and led technology teams of up to 8,500 employees located in Citi’s strategic centres worldwide.

Prior to this, he was global head of infrastructure and service delivery at Barclays, with responsibility for infrastructure management and service delivery across the global retail and commercial banking business.

Before Barclays, Bright spent nine years at National Australia Bank as CIO, Investment Bank and general manager, Retail & Business Banking.

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