NAB and its CIO to part ways

After ridding itself of the CIO role and then renaming its CTO title back to the position, NAB has lost its CIO to other opportunities.

National Australia Bank (NAB) has confirmed that its CIO Denis McGee will be leaving the business.

McGee has been at NAB since 2008, holding roles within the business including general manager for four of its business areas, as well as the title of CTO. Prior to NAB, McGee worked for ANZ Bank.

According to a spokesperson for the bank, McGee was responsible for NAB's key infrastructure programs during his five-year tenure with the bank.

"Project highlights include the datacentre transformation, voice and network transformation including the Virtual Contact Centre, and the shift to the consumption-based pricing model for technology and communications services."

NAB group executive for enterprise services and transformation Lisa Gray said the timing was right for Denis to pursue other opportunities.

"After discussions about our move to the next stage of transformation, it was felt it was the right move at the right time for Denis to pursue his next challenge, and the end of 2013 is a natural juncture in NAB's technology plans," she said in a statement.

McGee is expected to step down before the end of the year.

NAB previously reshuffled the responsibilities of its former CIO role, dividing them between McGee as CTO and the former CIO Adam Bennett as the executive general manager of enterprise transformation. The CTO title was changed in April this year, back to CIO , although McGee's responsibilities had not changed.