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Suncorp has announced Pip Marlow, CEO of Customer Marketplace, has decided to leave the business at the end of August following a restructure of the company’s digital operations. Marlow, the former MD of Microsoft in Australia, joined Suncorp in March 2017 in the newly created position of CEO Customer Innovation.

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Data61, the data science research arm of the CSIRO, has begun a global search for its next CEO to replace inaugural chief Adrian Turner who is stepping down from the role in September. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Turner has led Data61 since it formed in 2016 and

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Workplace tech startup WithYouWithMe (WYWM) has closed an oversubscribed growth investment round, led by Perennial Value Management and Alium Capital Management. The Australian startup will use the AU$5 million to further expand its specialised software offering, accelerate hiring and scale operations at home and abroad. It expects the second half

IBM has appointed Katrina Troughton as its first female managing director of Australia and New Zealand.  She will be replacing David La Rose who has been promoted to general manager at IBM partner ecosystem based in the US. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Troughton has spent 28 years

University of New South Wales Professor Sallie Pearson has joined the National Data Advisory Council, the group which guides Australia’s National Data Commissioner on best data sharing practice in the public sector. Professor Pearson, a health services researcher and behavioural scientist, will fill the vacancy left by retiring Professor Fiona

NAB has helped strengthen the growth prospects of Brighte, a digital credit platform that facilitates payment plans for solar energy, batteries and home improvements, by helping it secure $130 million to meet increasing demand for its products. NAB arranged a $130 million asset-backed securitisation warehouse and this month provided $80

National Australia Bank has named Ross McEwan as its new chief executive officer. The current head of Royal Bank of Scotland and former CBA executive will begin the new role no later than April 2020. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter NAB had spent five months searching for a

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Ian Renwood is the new leader of Grant Thornton’s Technology Advisory offering in Sydney. Formerly the Head of Digital at Ferrier Hodgson, which was recently acquired by KPMG, he is now tasked with helping clients define and implement their digital transformation plans. In addition to 20 years as a management

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A committed and engaged workforce is essential to deliver a winning offering in a competitive retail environment, says Michael Schneider, MD of Bunnings Warehouse. Speaking yesterday at an event hosted by Facebook for its Workplace product, Schneider outlined how the home improvement retailer approaches employee engagement. Sign up for Which-50’s

WPP AUNZ announced its Sydney-based digital marketing and media consultancy, Switched On, will join the Australian arm of global innovation and experience design agency AKQA. AKQA and Switched On are part of WPP AUNZ. The holding company said this union is in direct response to client interest and demand for