Ex-Westpac CTO joins Reserve Bank as CIO

Summary:Sarv Girn has taken the position to lead the RBA's efforts in "transforming and developing core IT functions" within the government agency.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has found a new CIO, Sarv Girn, after advertising for the position in May .

Sarv Girn.
(Credit: Westpac)

RBA announced that Girn would replace Michael Hogan as CIO in charge of staff developing and supporting the bank's critical IT infrastructure and systems.

Girn was Westpac's CTO until January this year, and had recently been doing independent IT consulting work for a number of clients, including Qantas.

He has also worked for the Commonwealth Bank as chief information security officer. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) degree from the University of London and has worked in the financial services sector for 25 years.

Girn is charged with leading the RBA's efforts in "transforming and developing core IT functions" within the government agency, and will start with the RBA on 3 September.

ZDNet Australia has contacted Girn for comment, but he had not responded at the time of writing.

Topics: Banking, CXO


Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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