ANZ data and automation exec to depart in August



Emma Gray, ANZ group executive data and automation, has resigned from ANZ, effective in August.

Gray has been with ANZ since February 2017 as the inaugural chief data officer. In May 2020, she was promoted to the group executive committee as group executive data and automation.

In the more than five years she has been at ANZ, Gray played an important role in establishing data management expertise during a crucial period with the introduction and expansion of comprehensive credit reporting, open banking, and other changes across the industry. She has also led the bank’s work in automation and more recently in operations transformation.

Gray “is an outstanding leader and while we are disappointed to lose someone of her calibre, we respect her decision and wish her well,” said Shayne Elliott, ANZ CEO. “[Gray] can be proud of the contribution she has made preparing the bank for the future and building a team of highly credentialed data experts. I know [Gray] will spend the next few months prioritising spending time with family overseas and contemplating her next chapter.”

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at ANZ and I’m extremely proud of the amazing team I have built, setting ANZ up for ongoing transformation,” Gray said.

Gray’s core data responsibilities, including data governance and data delivery, will be handled by Michelle Pinheiro, in her new role as chief risk officer data and technology, reporting to Kevin Corbally, group chief risk officer.