ANZ boosts management team

Australia New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has made two senior appointments, hiring a chief information security officer and a new chief investment officer (CIO) for its wealth business.

Lynwen Connick has been appointed to the information security role, reporting to group executive of technology, Gerard Florian.

The bank also appointed Mark Rider as CIO for its wealth division, replacing Stewart Brentnall who left the business to join T-Corp, the investment arm of the NSW Government.

Connick previously worked in federal government where she led the new national cyber security strategy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

She has over 25 years’ experience in the public service and also worked as a chief security officer for the Department of Defence and the intelligence agency, the Australian Signals Directorate.

Connick’s appointment follows the appointment of Florian in November and Maile Carnegie as head of digital as the bank looks to boost its capabilities in technology. Most recently, ANZ hired Emma Gray to the newly created role of chief data officer.

"As we transform into a digital bank, customers rightly expect that we will keep both their money and their data safe," Florian said.

"Lynwen’s cyber security experience, working with government agencies and the private sector, will be a tremendous asset for both our business and our customers as we accelerate the delivery of new products and services."

The CIO appointment was internal, Rider joined ANZ in 2013 as head of investment strategy and asset allocation, where he oversaw the bank’s $30 billion multi-asset funds in Australia and New Zealand.

He also spent 16 years working at UBS in senior economics and global asset management roles.

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