On the Move: Comyn names new CIO at CBA

Pascal Boillat

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Former Deutsche Bank global group chief information officer Pascal Boillat is one of six executives to be appointed by Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn as part of a restructure of the bank’s leadership.

Boillat will take up his role of group executive enterprise services and chief information officer on 1 October 2018, with responsibility for all technology and operations across the bank. He will be responsible for delivering CBA’s strategy in this area, including data management, enabling innovation, strengthening risk controls and simplifying the business.

Boillat replaces David Whiteing, who stepped down from the role in April.

Prior to his work with Deutsche Bank, Boillat was head of operations and technology for Fannie Mae, and previously worked at Citi.

The other executives appointed include Nigel Williams, as chief risk officer; David Cohen, promoted to the position of deputy chief executive officer; Sian Lewis, as group executive human resources; Andrew Hinchcliff, as group executive institutional banking and markets; and Angus Sullivan, group executive retail banking services.

Comyn said the appointments followed a thorough Australian and international search process.

“This team will be critical to continuing the changes and improvements we need to make to earn the trust of our customers and the community and build a better bank for the future,” Comyn said.

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