Google Australia’s managing director Maile Carnegie has announced she is leaving the company for group executive digital banking role at ANZ.
In her new role, Carnegie will lead the strategic development and delivery of a superior digital experience for the bank’s eight million retail, commercial and institutional customers, as well as for its staff. This includes digital projects, innovation and strategic relationships with the FinTech sector. Reflecting digital’s importance to ANZ’s performance, she will also have shared responsibility for the financial results of the bank’s Australian and New Zealand Divisions.
There’s no word yet on who will replace Carneige.
“Maile’s contribution to our Australia and New Zealand business and to the wider Asia Pacific region has been outstanding,” said Karim Temsamani, president of Asia Pacific, Google.
“I’ve loved working with her, as have her teams. Her enthusiasm for transforming the digital community is contagious, and I will really miss working with her.”
The announcement was made on ANZ’s newsroom BlueNotes, an interview between Carnegie and managing editor of BlueNotes Andrew Cornell accompanied the announcement.
Commenting on Maile’s appointment ANZ’s chief executive officer Shayne Elliott said: “Digital banking is at the heart of our strategy to create a superior experience for our customers and our people.
“We have a great digital foundation with applications such as GoMoney and FastPay and the recent redevelopment of anz.com. Maile’s appointment recognises that digital is central to driving revenue growth and to successfully competing in a changing and disrupted environment where technology and brand are key sources of differentiation.
“Part of Maile’s role will also be to shift our thinking and champion a Group-wide innovation culture at ANZ based on developing and attracting service-focused, technology-literate, innovative and experimental people and teams. This includes being the sponsor of a new Digital Business Transformation Leadership Program created jointly by ANZ and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“I am incredibly pleased to have Maile join us. Her experience at Google, her track record in building brands and business in Australia and in Asia, and her leadership skills make her uniquely qualified to lead ANZ’s digital transformation.”
Carnegie will be based in Sydney and will commence with ANZ in July 2016.