Mr Smith is an experienced global business and technology executive having been the Chief Information Officer at several organisations, including IBM, Suncorp, and Telstra.
Since 2017, Mr Smith has served as Chief Operating Officer of World Fuel Services Corporation based in Florida and he will be stepping down from that role at the end of 2022. He is a non-executive Director of Sonrai Security Inc. and is an advisor to the Boards of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Box, Inc. He was previously a member of ANZ’s International Technology and Digital Business Advisory Panel until 2019.
Commenting on the appointment Mr O’Sullivan said: “Jeff’s vast experience with technology and executive management will complement the Board and I am confident he will provide valuable service to both the organisation and to ANZ’s shareholders as we continue through a period of significant transformation.”
Following his appointment, Mr Smith will stand for election as a Director at ANZ’s Annual General Meeting on 15 December 2022. He will split his time between Australia and the US.