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New chief information officer named at Suncorp

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Staff writer | Brisbane, Australia |
Sarah HarlandMay 31, 2016, Brisbane, Australia - Suncorp Group, a finance, insurance, and banking corporation, appoints Sarah Harland as the company’s new chief information officer, effective September 1, 2016.
Ms. Harland is a Chief Information Officer with strong strategic and IT delivery expertise across various sectors including banking, health care and telecommunications.

Since January 2016, Ms. Harland was the Executive General Manager, Technology & Operations for Medibank Private Ltd with overall responsibility for Medibank IT, consumer and provider claims, property and procurement.

For more than four years up until December 2015, Ms Harland was General Manager – Group Technology with ANZ Bank where she had oversight of the bank’s technology transformation program for Finance, HR and Risk.

Prior to that role, Ms. Harland worked for the National Health Service in the UK in various roles including Chief Information Officer for the South Central Strategic Health Authority and Hampshire Hospitals FT. She was also Program Director – National Program for IT, in England’s south.

She also worked as Chief Information Officer for Qwest Communications (CenturyLink) in Denver Colorado, having responsibility for implementing a new ‘21st Century Digital technology strategy’ to support improved business performance.

Ms. Harland has a strong background in financial services having also worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London, Standard & Poor’s and Bloomberg.

She is a graduate of the University College London and has an MBA from the Henley Business School.

Suncorp Chief Transformation Officer Clayton Herbert, who has been acting as caretaker since May, will continue in the role until Ms. Harland commences.


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