Leadership

Andrew Rothwell co-founder and head of sales of payments provider Tyro is leaving the organisation to join Data Republic as Chief Operating Officer effective May 23rd. Paul McCarney, Co-Founder and CEO of Data Republic, said they had been looking for someone with Rothwell’s expertise for a while. Take our Which-50

Credential provider DeakinDigital is merging with corporate education and training provider DeakinPrime to create DeakinCo. The new entity, backed by Deakin University, will focus on the future of work and aims to help Australian organisations adapt to the rapidly changing world of work through services that develop, measure and recognise

Former NAB exec Gavin Slater has been appointed CEO of the Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency, following the departure of Paul Shetler in November 2016. Read More: Shetler reflects on 16 months of digital transformation in Australia Taking over from interim CEO, Nerida O’Loughlin, Slater will assume the CEO role

Brian Hartzer Westpac CEO

Survival is top of mind for business leaders. Which is perhaps unsurprising considering the oft-cited stat that 50 per cent of the Fortune 500 from 1999 has disappeared from the list. For Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer the key to longevity in business is the ability to adapt and change. Take

CMO

Last week, AdAge and other outlets reported, somewhat breathlessly, that Coca-Cola CMO, Marcos de Quinto, was leaving the company after just over three years in the top marketing post. His replacement? Nobody. Coke has decided to fold the marketing function into two other roles: chief innovation officer and chief growth

Leadership, customer-centricity, data and analytics are the building blocks for successful digital transformation projects — not how much you spend on technology. That’s the view of David Rosen, digital transformation technologist and strategist at software company Tibco. As the leader of its digital transformation practice Rosen collaborates with customers in the

New best friends, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took a trip to the White House last Friday to discuss the future of jobs and education in a world where AI is evolving rapidly. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance

Leading demand side platform TradeDesk leading has hired Tom Weaving as director, business development, for Australia and New Zealand. He formerly worked for AOL for nearly three years, based in Singapore, starting as a regional account sales manager, and moving up to Head of Platform sales across Southeast Asia. Sign up for

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen can now add Chairman to his business card after the company revealed the Board of Directors elected him to the role last year. Narayen will continue in his role as President and CEO of Adobe and succeeds Co-Chairs and Co-Founders of the company, John Warnock and

Data Republic

ANZ has appointed Emma Gray as chief data officer to assist the bank’s digital transformation strategy. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Gray was previously chief loyalty and data officer at Woolworths reporting to the CEO. Prior to Woolworths she was a partner at Bain & Company, having worked