Emma Gray to leave ANZ

  • By Zilla Efrat

ANZ’s group executive data and automation Emma Gray has resigned and will leave the bank in August.

Gray joined ANZ in February 2017 as its inaugural chief data officer but was promoted to the group executive committee in May 2020,

During her more than five years at ANZ, Gray played an important role in establishing its data management expertise during a crucial period with the introduction and expansion of Comprehensive Credit Reporting, Open Banking and other changes across the industry.

She has also led its work in automation and more recently its operations transformation.

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott says the bank is disappointed to lose someone of Gray’s calibre, but respects her decision and wishes her well.

“Gray can be proud of the contribution she has made in preparing the bank for the future and building a team of highly credentialed data experts,” he says. “I know Gray will spend the next few months prioritising spending time with family overseas and contemplating her next chapter.”

Gray’s core data responsibilities, including data governance and data delivery, will be led by Michelle Pinheiro, in her new role as chief risk officer data and technology, reporting to group chief risk officer Kevin Corbally.