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General Manager Group Security & Advisory IT at Commonwealth Bank of Australia
After studying Geography with Commerce at the University of Birmingham, I spent a year with Commercial Union where I enjoyed my time in a team assessing a joint venture opportunity. With this introduction to the world of strategy and business change, I decided to join a mainstream consultancy and Accenture where I built up a real depth of experience in strategy, operating models and delivering large change programmes in Europe and the US. Ten formative years later, I felt it was time to take a new direction in my career and Berkeley offered just that.
I really enjoyed Berkeley’s distinctive personality and community culture. I was given the freedom to work closely with my clients on their most demanding challenges. From investment banking, through oil and gas to the beer industry, new and varied roles stretched me further than I had gone before. I held genuine positions of influence on major change programmes, extending the depth and breadth of my knowledge and growing my leadership skills.
After 5½ years at Berkeley, I felt that my big programme delivery and IT strategy experience had set me up for the next step: a major in-house IT role with genuine P&L accountability. While working at BP with Berkeley, it emerged they were looking for someone to lead their European Corporate Projects function. Discussing this openly with the partners, this was the opportunity I was looking for, so I grabbed it with both hands. A rewarding two years later, a ‘black swan’ opportunity came up and we moved the family to Sydney where I joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. For two years I led an 800-strong shared service technology delivery organization before moving into my current role as the CIO for the bank’s anti-money laundering, counter terrorism financing and fraud prevention functions.