Mr Collary was previously Chief Information Officer Consumer North America and Global Cards with Citigroup where he was responsible for all aspects of consumer banking technology. Having held that role since 2008, Mr Collary has led large transformation programs at Citigroup North America, significantly simplified products and introduced a ‘digital first’ technology strategy.
Formerly Mr Collary was Senior Vice President and Retail Chief Information Officer with US regional bank Fifth Third with a focus on business integration, service quality and cost efficiency. Between 1987 and 2003, Mr Collary was with Bank of America where he held a number of leadership roles in payments, cards and operations.
Commenting on Mr Collary’s appointment Mr Currie said: “We are pleased to have an executive of Scott’s calibre join ANZ. He brings with him a track record in leading large, global teams and driving a culture that is innovative and customer-centric.
“Scott has particular experience in leading large-scale digital technology programs and will have a key leadership role in continuing ANZ’s transformation to become the most compelling, most convenient and easiest bank to use for all customers whether big, small, retail or corporate,” he said.
Mr Collary will be based in Melbourne and is expected to commence at ANZ in early December 2014 subject to necessary approvals.