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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

Investment technology platform Jacobi has raised AU$11 million from prominent US investors. The capital raised was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Illuminate Venture Partners, 8VC and Credit Ease Venture Fund. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Jacobi is a cloud-based technology platform for investment portfolio design and

InVision, a platform used to design apps and websites, has appointed Tom Richardson as its first Asia-Pacific Managing Director, as it expands rapidly across the region. InVision works with more than 6,000 companies in APAC, including some of Australia’s biggest brands such as ANZ Bank, Atlassian, Qantas, Woolworths and Telstra.

TEG, a ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business in Asia Pacific, appointed Chris Johnston as the organisation’s General Manager, TEG Digital. Johnston will lead TEG Digital and Ticketek’s marketing operations, which is currently overseen by Karen Chapple who leaves the business after six years. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Adobe Symposium, Sydney 2019

Businesses need a different mindset to source the talent they need to successfully transform, argues Suzanne Steele, managing director for Adobe Australia and New Zealand. Speaking yesterday during the opening keynote of Adobe Symposium in Sydney, Steele acknowledged the critical role of technology in digital transformation, but noted organisations are

Swift Media has appointed Pippa Leary as its CEO effective from August, she was previously the commercial director of Nine’s digital sales team. Current director Darren Smorgon has also been appointed non-executive chairman. Leary spent more than 20 years with Nine Entertainment Company and Fairfax Media, before moving to the