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Group Executive Profiles

David Whiteing

David Whiteing

Group Executive, Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer

David Whiteing is the Group Executive, Enterprise Services, and Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

In this role he leads the technology and operation teams of the Group and is responsible for delivering the Group’s strategic pillar of the ‘world-leading application of operations and technology’. 

The Commonwealth Bank is recognised for its technology leadership. It has delivered an industry-leading core banking modernisation program and has a strong focus on the simplification of architecture and standardisation of platforms. The Group is focused on delivering world-class digital services as well as more agile IT applications, platforms and infrastructure. The Group is continuing to innovate across its technology portfolio, from payments to internet banking, mobile apps to data analytics as well as enhanced customer services.

Prior to his appointment as Group Executive in July 2014, David was the Executive General Manager Architecture and Planning for Enterprise Services. He joined the Group in September 2013.

David is a highly experienced business and IT executive with a track record of delivering technology transformation in many industries, including financial services, both in Australia and overseas.

David’s background includes both in-house technology leadership as well as consulting roles giving him deep insights into the challenges facing transformative IT businesses today.

Prior to joining the Group, he was Vice President of Enterprise Systems at BP in the United Kingdom. He is a former Accenture partner with extensive SAP experience.

He is married with two children.