Gig Guide: Carnegie takes merged retail-digital at ANZ Bank

Brandon How

ANZ Bank’s new head of retail banking is the former head of Google Australia/New Zealand Maile Carnegie. Ms Carnegie replaces Mark Hands who is leaving the bnnk after more than 33 years. ANZ announced on last week that it would merge its digital and retail operations, which will be overseen by Mr Hands over the next few months and then transitioned to Ms Carnegie.

After more than five years with the bank, Ms Carnegie has been touted as potential candidate to take over as CEO of the bank. Before her three-year stint as managing director at Google, she spent 20 years at household goods giant Proctor and Gamble.

Maile Carnegie: Taking on the retail and digital role at ANZ Bank

EY’s new chief economist is Cherelle Murphy, who vacates the same role at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission after only a year. Until December 2020, Ms Murphy was a senior economist at ANZ Bank for over a decade and between November 2018-20 chaired the ACT committee of the Women in Economics Network.

Previous EY chief economist Jo Masters starts her time as Barrenjoey Capital Partners this month, which is partnered with UK based Barclays bank.

Services Australia has appointed Janice Law as the new chief information security officer, who will begin later this month. Ms Law was previously the general manager overseeing welfare payment infrastructure transformation programme.

She fills the role vacated by Dr Maria Milosavljevic who left to join the Department of Defence as chief data integration officer in February. Dr Milosavljevic has over 12 years of CISO and chief information officer experience across several government bodies, as well as 4 years as a committee chair at the Australian Computer Society.

Four new assistant commissioners have been appointed at the Australian Tax Office. Fawad Abro, Karen Blok, Anita Chaganti, and Claire Miller.

Ms Chaganti and Ms Miller has already been acting in their roles heading up digital wholesale and integration services and digital delivery solutions respectively. Mr Abro and Ms Blok will be in charge of enterprise data and analytics, and single touch payroll and super solutions respectively.

KPMG’s new chief digital officer (CDO) is John Munnelly, who has been the partner in charge of cloud implementation services since 2017. The CDO role has been vacant since 2018. Mr Munnelly was also formerly the CEO of technology firm Hands-on Systems, which was acquired by KPMG in 2015, and Wiise, the accounting software joint venture between KPMG, Commonwealth bank, and Microsoft.

Westpac Banking as a Service has appointed Damien MacRae as chief executive officer. Mr MacRae rejoined the company as managing director specialist finance in June 2021 before additionally becoming managing director Westpac Pacific. Before this most recent stint he previously worked at Westpac for 12 years, as well as holding senior executive roles at funeral company InvoCare and business analytics firm Experian.

Toshiba’s global chief executive officer (CEO) Satoshi Tsunakawa resigned unexpectedly on Tuesday, as restructuring plans to split the company continued to face oposition. The announcement to separate into three was made last year after being plagued by several years of controversy.

Mr Tsunakawa joined the company in 1979 and eventually stepped into the CEO role in April 2021. Although he will also step down as president and representative executive officer, Mr Tsunakawa will remain chairperson of the board of directors.

Vice president and chief digital officer Taro Shimada, who joined the company in 2018, has become the new interim CEO. He formerly spent 19 years at Siemens.

Energy company Origin has appointed Dr Nora Scheinkestel as an independent non-executive director. Dr Scheinkestel is also on the board of Telstra, Westpac, and supply-chain logistics company Brambles.

Fintech firm Douugh has announced the resignation of non-executive director Patrick Tuttle has stepped down. Prior to becoming a director, Mr Tuttle was an early-stage investor and advisor.

South Australia based Sparc Technologies has appointed Stephanie Moroz as non-executive director. Ms Moroz holds a number of other board and advisory roles at the Australian Institute of Energy, Clean Energy Council, and University of the Sunshine Coast. She replaces Tom Spurling who is resigning.

Hydrogen shipping firm Global Energy Ventures has appointed UK-based Mats Fagerberg as European Business Development Advisor. Mr Fagerberg starts this month as the company continues its expansion into European markets. He has over 15 years of experience in senior commercial roles dealing with liquefied natural gas.

E-commerce business Aumake has appointed Stephen Harrison and Stratos Karousos as non-executive chairman and non-executive director respectively. Mr Harrison is currently chair of life insurance company NobleOak Life, customer rewards company IncentiaPay, and fund manager Conscious Capital. Mr Karousos is currently the chair of security firm Nightingale Intelligent Systems and pet care company Buddy Pet.

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