ANZ retail and commercial CIO Nicole Pelchen to leave

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ANZ retail and commercial CIO Nicole Pelchen to leave

Appointed to ASX-listed Link Group.

ANZ Banking Group’s retail and commercial CIO Nicole Pelchen is set to leave the bank and join ASX-listed financial services firm Link Group in October.

Link Group said in a statement that Pelchen would join as its chief technology officer on October 4, based in Melbourne, following “an extensive global executive search process.”

Pelchen has been responsible for technology in ANZ’s Australian retail and commercial division since the start of 2018.

She has also previously held a number of other roles at ANZ, and is also a longtime former IBM executive for strategic sourcing, where she worked on contracts including with NAB.

As a divisional CIO at ANZ, Pelchen oversaw “digital, data, and automation programs including its digital channels, retail and commercial distribution networks, origination and servicing platform, core banking, and contact centre and operations services across Austalia, China, and India,” according to a statement.

“In her new role at Link Group, Pelchen will be leading teams that support, maintain and deliver Link Group’s systems and platforms both on behalf of the company and behalf of clients,” the company said.

“Link Group spends more than $250 million each year on its systems and technology to offer leading capability, security and functionality across all of its financial ownership administration and user engagement solutions, on behalf of its clients.”

Pelchen said she looked forward to leading Link Group’s “digital and data strategy to provide our investors, members and clients with increasingly innovative technology enabled solutions.” 

An ANZ spokesperson has been contacted for additional comment.

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