CBA hires a head of data science

The Commonwealth Bank has hired the former chief data science officer for SingTel, a 17-year veteran of the data and analytics industry, to deliver on its data science ambitions. CBA went to market for a head of data science in September last year, asking for an executive who could help build its internal data analytics strategy. “Big data and data science are changing the world,” CBA said in its job ad last year. “At CommBank we understand this and have significant focus on using the power of data and analytics to transform our business and to provide differentiated customer experience.” Starting this month, Amy Shi-Nash will report into general manager of information strategy services Andrew Kerr and take over responsibility for data science initiatives. She has been tasked with driving the “strategic direction of…


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