ANZ bolsters digital with Silicon Valley exec
(9 November 2017 – Australia) ANZ Bank has appointed Ron Spector as Managing Director, New Business, Emerging Technology and Ventures, reporting to Group Executive Digital Banking Maile Carnegie.
At ANZ, Spector will be responsible for developing potential new business opportunities and disruptive technologies as well as investing in emerging growth companies to improve the products and services provided to customers.
Commenting on the appointment, Carnegie said, “Ron will lead a group-wide function to accelerate our efforts to make our customers’ lives simpler and find new, innovative opportunities to build a world-class digital bank.
“We’re confident this focus will open new markets for ANZ, while also improving the products and services we provide our customers.”
Prior to joining ANZ, Spector was CEO of Circini Innovation in San Francisco, CEO of Conferserv, and Senior VP of MediaZone. He was also a founding partner of Macquarie Technology Ventures and was US Head of Technology Investment Banking at Macquarie Group.
He will be based in Sydney from January 2018.
The appointment builds on the bank’s digital-first strategy, and follows other recent hires including Jennifer Scott as General Manager Digital Transformation and Performance.