​ME restructures team to match recent IT overhaul

ME has created five new roles in the IT team as it prepares to captalise on recently overhauled technology infrastructure.

Industry super fund-owned bank ME has created five new IT roles as part of its post-technology transformation phase of operations.

ME CIO Mark Gay said the restructure is about setting the bank up as it prepares to capitalise on opportunities from recently completing its five-year, AU$90 million technology transformation, which saw the company transform into a digital-only bank.

The five new IT leadership roles include general manager of cyber security; general manager of infrastructure and operations; general manager of business solutions; general manager of strategy and architecture; and general manager of data.

Taking on the GM cyber security role is Samantha Macleod who will be responsible for security, risk, and governance across ME's entire technology landscape. She joins ME from GE Capital in the US as the Asia Pacific IT risk solutions leader.

Kate Luxmoore also joins ME from GE Capital, and has been appointed to the general manger role of infrastructure and operations. She will be responsible for defining, implementing, and support operations of ME's technology product systems.

The bank also welcomes Danny Cheong as its general manager of business solutions, who most recently held a head of delivery role at TAL Direct. Cheong will be in charge of developing and implementing a strategy for delivering software to support the business.

Meanwhile, Shane Kuret joins the IT team as general manager of strategy and architecture. He has been working with ME for eight years, most recently as transformation program manager. In his new role he will be responsible for technology planning and governance, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and managing strategic vendor relationships.

With four out of the five roles filled, ME is currently on the hunt to hire a general manager for data, who has had experience with leadership in financial services data.