CBA announces new CIO

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has appointed David Whiteing as its new CIO.

In an ASX statement, CBA said Whiteing would start as group executive, enterprise services and CIO on 14 July 2014.

He replaces former CIO Michael Harte who quit last month and is set to join Barclays Bank in London as its chief operations and technology officer in mid-2014.

According to CBA CEO, Ian Narev, Whiteing is a "highly experienced IT executive" with a track record of delivering technology in many industries including financial services.

Whiteing joined CBA in September 2013 to lead the enterprise services architecture and planning team.

“David and his technology and operations teams will build on the group's extensive investments in technology to ensure on-going innovation for our customers, and continuing productivity, reliability and security," he said in a statement.

Prior to joining CBA, Whiteing was BP vice president of enterprise systems.

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