Cole Sinkford, VP CISO, GlobalFoundries
Cole Sinkford is now the VP, CISO of semiconductor manufacturing company GlobalFoundries. Before taking on his new role, Cole worked at GE Renewable Energy and its subsidiaries for over six years. The roles he took on ranged from Deputy CISO to Senior Executive and CISO. In his role at GlobalFoundries, Cole is responsible for overseeing all cybersecurity aspects across the organisation.
Elaine Priest, Global Head of Data Risk, HSBC
With over two decades of experience in the information technology industry, Elaine Priest has taken on a new role at HSBC as their Global Head of Data Risk. Her current responsibilities include identifying, assessing, and treating data risks and across the organisation. In addition to her new role, Elaine is the Chair of the UK charity Offthestreets. In the past, Elaine has taken on senior technology roles in leading companies including BNP Paribas, Barclays and Natwest.
Catherine Zhou, Global CIO, Wealth and Private Banking, HSBC
Described as an action driven, result oriented and hands-on technology leader, Catherine Zhou is now the Global CIO of Wealth and Private Banking at HSBC, where she has worked for over two years. Before her promotion, Catherine was the company’s Global Head of Ventures, Digital Innovation & Partnerships. In her new role, she manages day-to-day operational activities and strategic planning at HSBC’s Wealth and Private Banking division. She has worked in a variety of leading companies including Accenture, Intuit and PwC.
Attiq Qureshi, CDIO, Manchester United
Described by colleagues as a relentless and diplomatic technology leader, Attiq Qureshi is now the CDIO for Manchester United. In his new role, Attiq is responsible for Manchester United’s IT, digital and data services as well as overseeing their corporate digital enterprise architecture and technology strategies. His colleagues have praised Attiq for his skills in IT strategy and business analysis.
Matthew Perry, CIO, Kinetic
Considered an inspirational and transformational IT leader by colleagues, Matthew Perry is now the CIO at Kinetic. Before joining Kinetic, Matthew was CIO at Melbourne Water, where he worked for over a year. In his new role, he is responsible for setting IT objectives and strategies, exploring new ways to improve customer experiences and implementing technologies to improve business operations. In addition to this, Matthew is an Advisor at BRANG, where he has worked for almost three years.
Jo Graham, CIO, ghd
With over 20 years of experience in CIO and IT roles, Jo Graham is now the CIO at ghd. Described as a highly driven and passionate technology leader by colleagues, Jo has worked across a range of companies in senior technology roles over the years. Before her new role at ghd, Jo was the CIO at Boohoo Group Plc, where she worked for over three years. As CIO, Jo oversees the company’s IT strategy and makes sure that all operations are aligned with ghd’s objectives.
Matt Bye, CTO, Findmypast
A senior technology executive with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Matt Bye is now the CTO at Findmypast. Before his role, Matt was the CTO at Sedex, where he took on responsibilities ranging from restructuring the company’s technology function to implementing a £20 million strategic technical programme. Now, Matt is developing, implementing, managing and evaluating Findmypast’s technology resources as well as examining the company’s long and short-term needs.
Russell Prigmore, Group CIO, FirstGroup Plc
Described as a dedicated and experienced technology professional among colleagues, Russell Prigmore is now the Group CIO at FirstGroup Plc. Throughout the years Russell has worked at a variety of companies in senior technology roles including Barclays, The Cooperative Bank and RBS. Before taking on his new role, Russell worked at Jaguar Land Rover for over five years as their Director of IT Service Delivery and CIO.
Mark Reid, CIO, Vanguard Logistics Services
Senior technology leader Mark Reid is now the CIO at Vanguard Logistics Services. With over 20 years of experience in IT roles across different companies, Mark is considered a pragmatic, hands-on leader by colleagues. Before starting his new role at Vanguard, Mark was CIO for aviation services company Menzies Aviation, where he worked for over seven years. Now, Mark directs Vanguard’s IT strategy and oversees high-level affairs, including data privacy and strategic technology initiatives.
Claudia Tejedor, Corporate CIO/CTO, Medifé
Regarded as an experienced technology professional among colleagues, Claudia Tejedor is now the Corporate CIO/CTO at Medifé. In addition to her new role, Claudia is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Argentina for CIONET Iberoamérica, along with several other Board roles. At Medifé, Claudia oversees the company’s IT services and business strategy as well as utilising and implementing technology to create innovative products and understanding customer needs.
Kevin O’Connor, Global CTO, Computershare
Considered a visionary IT leader, Kevin O’Connor is now the Global CTO at Computershare. Before taking on his new role, Kevin was the Group CIO at Equiniti, where he delivered leadership and strategic plans for the company’s IT operations. At Computershare, he is responsible for managing and driving value from technology, focusing on the company’s vision and strategy. Over the years, Kevin has worked in senior technology positions at companies such as UBS, Paddy Power and William Hill.
Shoaib Qazi, CISO and CTO, RXO
An experienced technology executive with more than two decades of experience across a variety of blue-chip organisations, Shoaib Qazi is now the CISO and CTO at cutting-edge transportation company RXO. Alongside his new role at RXO, Shoaib is on the Technical Advisory Council at Zscaler. In his current role, he is developing and implementing RXO’s information security program as well as overseeing their technical strategy.
Wafaa Mamilli, EVP Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Zoetis
A passionate and innovative technology leader, Wafaa Mamilli is now the EVP, Chief Digital & Technology Officer and Group President for China, Brazil & Precision Animal Health at Zoetis, where she has worked for three years. Before her promotion, Wafaa was Zoetis’ EVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer. Alongside her new role, she is a Board Member at Fiserv and an NFP Board Member at T200.
Guillaume Apostoly, CIO Europe & Middle East, SEPHORA
A seasoned technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Guillaume Apostoly is now the CIO for Europe & Middle East at SEPHORA. Before taking on his new role, Guillaume worked in a number of senior technology roles in companies such as Europcar International, Voyages-sncf.com and Maisons du Monde. At SEPHORA, he is responsible for overseeing IT systems and operations and managing the company’s software development needs.
Tiago Spritzer, CIO, Wells Fargo
Tiago Spritzer is now the CIO at Wells Fargo. Considered an innovative technology professional, Tiago has more than 20 years of experience in the industry across companies such as IBM and Citibanamex. Before taking on his new role at Wells Fargo, Tiago was the Global Head of Technology and Managing Director at Citi, where he worked for over a year. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in IT strategy and management.
Michael St. Vincent, CISO, Crown Resorts
Considered an exceptional advisor and trusted leader, Michael St. Vincent is now CISO at Crown Resorts. In his new role, Michael oversees the company’s cybersecurity, technology risk and compliance, and governance. In addition to this, he manages data security across Crown Resorts. Before joining Crown Resorts, Michael was CISO at 5-star hotel The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he led IT and data security across the organisation.
Alessandra Grendele, CDO, Carrefour
An experienced technology leader with more than two decades of experience across different organisations, Alessandra Grendele is now the CDO at Carrefour. In her new role, she is responsible for Carrefour’s digital transformation strategy, IT operations and data. Over the years, Alessandra has worked in a variety of senior technology roles ranging from IT Business Analyst at Intesa Sanpaolo to CIO at CheBanca! S.p.A – Gruppo Mediobanca.
Daniela Eckardt, CISO, Deutsche Bahn
Daniela Eckardt is now CISO at railway company Deutsche Bahn. In her new role, Daniela is responsible for overseeing Deutsche Bahn’s security procedures and policies. This includes protecting enterprise communications, systems and assets from internal and external security threats. Before joining Deutsche Bahn, Daniela worked at S-Bahn Berlin GmbH for over a year as their CISO and Head of IT Operations.
Gavin Munroe, Group Executive CIO, Commonwealth Bank
Considered a visionary business strategist and transformational leader, Gavin Munroe is now the Group Executive and CIO at Commonwealth Bank. With more than two decades of technology experience across companies such as Synechron, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC, Gavin specialises in planning, developing and implementing cutting edge information technology solutions. Before his new role, Gavin worked at HSBC for four years as their Global CIO of Retail Banking & Wealth Management and as Global CIO of Wealth and Personal Banking.
Vincent Miller, CIO US Food & Facilities
Senior technology leader Vincent Miller was recently promoted to CIO of US Food & Facilities at Aramark, where he has worked for over two years. Before his new role, Vincent was Aramark’s VP and CISO. Vincent has worked across different organisations in a variety of technology roles ranging from Cyber Security & Privacy Senior Associate at PwC to Senior Manager at Security Risk Advisors.
Dave Lynch, Group CIO, Swissport
An experienced technology leader, Dave Lynch is now the Group CIO at aviation company Swissport. Considered a focused and detail-oriented technologist by colleagues, Dave has more than two decades of experience across different companies. Before taking on his new role at Swissport, Dave was the Group CIO at FirstGroup Plc, where he worked for more than eight years. Over the years, he has been endorsed for his skills in stakeholder management and change management.
Owen O’Connell, SVP & CIO Upstream and Projects & Technology, Shell
Senior technology executive Owen O’Connell was recently promoted to SVP & CIO for Upstream and Projects & Technology at Shell, where he has worked for more than 15 years. Before his new role, Owen was Shell’s General Manager of IT and Digital Safety, Environment, Asset and Technology. Prior to joining Shell, he worked at organisations such as IBM and Serco taking on roles ranging from Team Leader to Applications Support Manager.
Torbjørn Larsen, CIO, Telenor
A passionate technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Torbjørn Larsen is now the CIO at Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor. In his new role, Torbjørn is responsible for Telenor’s technology infrastructure and assessing their current processes. In addition to this, he is the Founder and CEO of Agile Enterprises. In the past, he has worked in roles ranging from Independent IT Consultant for Norwegian Defence to Vice President of IT at Cisco.
Charles Elliot, EMEA CIO, State Street
A senior technology executive with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Charles Elliot has recently been promoted to EMEA CIO at State Street, where he has worked for the last four years. Throughout his time at State Street, Charles has taken on roles ranging from SVP and CIO of Operations Technology and Global Markets to Head of Technology Integration. Before joining State Street, Charles worked at Deutsche Bank for 11 years, taking on five senior technology roles. In his new position, Charles manages processes and technologies within State Street’s IT organisation to ensure they deliver business outcomes.
Alain Voiment, Global CTO, Société Générale
Alain Voiment was recently promoted to Global CTO at Société Générale, where he has worked for more than three decades. Before taking on his new role, Alain was the Group CIO for Digital Foundations and Corporate Functions. Over the years, Alain has taken on roles such as Telecom and Network manager, Global Head of Servers, Storage and Databases and Deputy Global CTO at Société Générale.
Simon Johnston, Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid
A seasoned technology executive, Simon Johnston was recently promoted to Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid, where he has worked for almost eight years. Before taking on his new role, Simon was the Head of Transformation for National Grid Ventures. Over the years he has worked at companies such as British Energy and Centrica in senior technology roles. He has been endorsed for his skills in stakeholder management and project delivery by his colleagues at National Grid.
Nicole Nelson, SVP Data & Analytics, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Described as a dedicated and inspiring technology leader, Nicole Nelson is now the SVP of Data and Analytics at Abercrombie & Fitch. Before taking on her new role, Nicole was the Chief Experimentation Officer at N Squared Advisory Services LLC, where she helped organisations with their data science transformations and business growth. Now, Nicole is responsible for managing Abercrombie & Fitch’s data insights and analytics and making sure their overall data strategy is aligned with business goals.
Phelisa Madikane, Head Data Delivery & Data Governance, Standard Bank South Africa
Technology executive Phelisa Madikane has recently been promoted to Head of Data Delivery & Data Governance – Finance at Standard Bank South Africa, where she worked for over a year. Before her promotion, she was the company’s Manager of Customer Reporting and Analytics. Over the years she has taken on roles in a variety of organisations ranging from Junior Data Analyst at Momentum to Group Cost Analytics Category Lead at Massmart.
Sian Clark, CDIO, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Described by colleagues as a passionate and experienced technology executive, Sian Clark has recently been promoted to CDIO at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where she has worked for more than two years. Throughout her career, Sian has taken on roles ranging from Head of Digital PMO to Interim CDIO. She has been endorsed for her skills in change and project management.
Discover the technology leaders who changed roles and were promoted last month, in our October Marketing Leaders Movers & Shakers.