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Technology Leaders Movers & Shakers: May 2022

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Discover all the new postings and promotions across the technology function, in May 2022.

Stephen Deakin is now Global Functions Head of Technology Architecture and Managing Director at Citi; some of his previous roles include Head of Technology Architecture and Engineering at Lloyd’s, Interim Technology Director at Eccton and Interim Technology Director at UK Home Office.


Jackson Muhirwe is now CISO, University of California, Merced. He is a certified information systems security professional who has partaken in a variety of roles including Chief Information Security Officer at City and County of San Francisco.


Robert Duncan is now Global CIO, Ardagh Group. He was previously a faculty member in the Master of Science in Technology Management at Columbia University where he was course designer and lecturer teaching cyber security.


Jasmin Allott is now Executive Director – Technology & Transformation, Worldpanel, Kantar. Jasmin is a Board Level Technology and Transformational Leader with multi-sector experience. Prior to joining Kantar, she was Director of Technology at AO.


David Germain is now Group Chief Information Officer, QBE Insurance; he is an award-winning CIO and keynote speaker and is currently an External Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the University of Cambridge.


Russell Morris is now CIO, APA Group. Russell is a global CIO with more than 20 years’ experience and has been listed as one of the top 100 CIO’s in the UK. He is also the CIO at TransGrid and was previously the programme director at BT. 


Nino Messaoud is now CIO & CDO, L-Bank, Staatsbank für Baden-Württemberg. In 2021, Nina received the CONFARE CIO Impact 2021 award issued by Confare. He was also the Chief Digital Officer at Barry-Wehmiller for over six years.


Sara Andrews is now Global Chief Information Security Officer, Experian. Prior to her current role, Sara was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo, where she was responsible for safeguarding networks and data across all PepsiCo business units and brands globally.


Ian Anthony Baxter is now CISO, UK, Bank of Ireland. Ian is an accomplished CISO with over 25 years’ experience working in highly regulated environments. One of his previous roles was Interim Group CISO at Bupa, where he worked for over two years. 


Celia Mantshiyane is now CISO, MTN South Africa. Celia is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer who has received recognition for being one of the Global Top 100 CISO – Top 50 Cybersecurity Women in Africa. 


Fahim Siddiqui is now Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, The Home Depot. Fahim is a senior executive, passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, with in-depth technology and business experience. He was previously the Chief Information Officer & SVP, eCommerce and Digital at Staples.


Mona Breed is now Global Chief Information Officer, News Corp. Mona has almost 30 years of experience embedding innovation and technology programs at leading financial and professional services firms. One of her previous roles was Managing Director of IT and Finance at PWC.


Adam Forde is now Chief Digital Officer, HBK, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær. Adam is an experienced general manager, with deep leadership expertise gained from running high-performing global technology teams in a variety of sector. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Global CIO Institute part-time. 


Sam Kini is now Global CIO, Unilever. Sam has 20 years of experience in IT-focused executive roles at Belgian cable broadband provider Telenet Group, British telecommunications company Virgin Media and the multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global. From 2019 to 2020, Sam was the Chief Data & Information Officer at EasyJet.


Christopher Bannocks is now Group Chief Data Officer, QBE Insurance. Chris is a highly experienced data, operations and technology transformation and strategic planning executive, with more than 20 years’ leadership experience. He was ING Bank’s first ever Chief Data Officer.


Antony Hausdoerfer is now Group CIO, The AA. Anthony is a highly experienced technology and business leader with 25 years’ experience within the technology, digital marketing and operations teams of travel, mobile telecoms and media organizations. He was previously the International Group IT Director at Avis Budget Group. 


Sindhu Menon is now Chief Information Officer, Harris County. Sindhu is a technology executive with a proven track record and strong expertise in technology, successful teams development and cybersecurity. She was previously the CIO at City of Raleigh Municipal Government in North Carolina. 


Chris Blatchford is now Group CIO, Kingfisher Plc. Chris has extensive experience in running large, globally distributed engineering and technology teams across multiple market sectors. He is currently a Board Member of the Department of Computing Industrial Advisory at Imperial College London.


Brendan Lee is now Group CIO, Dyson. He is an experienced CIO with a demonstrated history of working with multiple clients and industries including PepsiCo, TetraPak, and Adidas. 


Artie Debidien is now Chief Information Officer / Executive Vice President, KPN. Artie is a corporate ‘intrapreneur’, change agent with transformation strategy and clear vision with over 20 years of experience in various business and technology domains primarily in financial services sector.


Meerah Rajavel is now CIO, Palo Alto Networks. In her current role, Meerah leads the global IT team that drives industry transformation for cybersecurity. She is also a Board Member for the Audit & Governance Committee at Health Alliance Plan.


Rob Frieman is now CIO, URBN (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie Group, Free People & Nuuly). Rob is a product and technology leader with international experience, who brings software products to market in a variety of industry sectors, for both consumer and expert user-groups. He was previously the director of software engineering at Elsevier. 


Meghan Cavanaugh is now CIO, Barclays US Consumer Bank: Risk Finance and Treasury, Barclays. Meghan has more than 18 years’ experience in a variety of different roles in the technology industry. She was previously the Managing Director, Head of Technology for Card at JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Harpreet Arora is now CIO, Head of Technology, APAC, Citi Global Wealth, Citi. Harpreet is a seasoned professional with 22 years of experience in multiple leadership roles delivering large and complex technology transformation and change programs across transaction banking, core IT services and financial crime risk and compliance. 


Paul Roberts is now CIO, British Gas. Paul is a professional technologist focused on helping his product teams become global while also making DevOps work for traditional organizations. He was previously the CTO at Centrica, where he worked for over four years. 


Chahna Gosrani is now VP CIO and Transformation Office, adidas. Chahna is a digital leader with up to 15 years’ experience in e-commerce, marketplace and consulting. She was the Director of Product Marketing Insights and Performance at eBay from 2019 to 2020. 


Gordon Lucas is now Global Digital Technology Director, Costa Coffee. Gordon has up to 16 years’ experience in digital and leadership roles. He works on native mobile apps, commerce, cloud integration, loyalty, and all things technology for Costa Coffee.


Mike Hill is now Chief Digital Information Officer, Cabinet Office. Mike is an experienced IT Executive with a significant track record of organizational transformation and complex programme delivery across the public and private sectors. He was previously the Non Executive Director at The Police ICT Company, where he worked for two years.


Norma Dove-Edwin is now Chief Digital and Information Officer, Thames Water. Norma is a strategy focused commercial technology leader with a passion for improving the customer experience and a strong belief in building trust-based partnerships with stakeholders.