Energy procurement and management provider Energy Action has appointed Mathews George as the company\u2019s inaugural CIO. Previously CIO of MetLife Insurance Limited, George will be responsible for IT strategy and setting the future architecture of the company, \u201cwhile delivering regular product releases and IT upgrades\u201d, the company said. \u201cI am very excited to be joining a dynamic company such as Energy Action in the role of CIO, and I look forward to working closely with all to deliver superior outcomes for our clients through best?of?breed technology and services. When our clients think about their energy needs, they should think of Energy Action,\u201d said George who starts on June 14. Energy Action\u2019s CEO, Scott Wooldridge, said: \u201cWe are very pleased to have attracted someone of Mathews\u2019 calibre to this new role and I welcome him to the team.\u201d \u201cMathews has an outstanding track record of successfully designing, leading and delivering technology services and projects that align with organisational strategies and budgets. I am confident that in the role of CIO he will keep Energy Action at the forefront of innovation and technology.\u201d George had been at MetLife since 2006 following five years as a consultant at Oracle Financial Services.MetLife Australia appointed former Woolworths head of technology, Tim Batten as its CIO in July.