"His experience and capability in leading diverse large global
teams across all IT disciplines will make Joe an asset to Customs
and Border Protection at a time when there is escalating pressure
on government agencies to provide more with less, due to the
current economic climate," the agency said, adding challenges would
also come as it implemented recommendations stemming from the
The statement said in Attanasio's ANZ role, which he appeared to
have held for some years, based on his LinkedIn profile, he had
been instrumental in bringing about "a more professional,
client-focused IT service, while developing a business engagement
and operating model to make sure the bank was provided the IT
solutions it required to achieve its business priorities."
A highlight of that time, Customs said, was Attanasio's delivery
of the bank's Basel II compliance program.
Attanasio has also held several top-level technology positions
at Deutsche Bank and TNT Group.