Google MD Maile Carnegie exits for ANZ role

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 1 March 2016

Google's Australian managing director, Maile Carnegie, has departed the technology giant for a role with ANZ.

ANZ made the announcement this afternoon, revealing that Carnegie will take up the role of group executive digital banking reporting to the bank's CEO, Shayne Elliott.

At ANZ Carnegie will lead the strategic development and delivery of a superior digital experience for the bank’s eight million retail, commercial and institutional customers, as well as for its staff.

This includes the bank's digital projects, innovation and strategic relationships with the FinTech sector. Reflecting digital’s importance to ANZ’s performance, Carnegie will also have shared responsibility for the financial results of the bank’s Australian and New Zealand Divisions.

Carnegie will also be a member of the group executive committee and have group responsibility for marketing including ANZ’s brand, advertising and sponsorship.

To talk about her new role, Carnegie sat down with the banks content arm BlueNotes saying: “I think if you aren't a tech company or you're not on the way to becoming one you're in big trouble," she told BlueNotes.

“While [digital] strategies can't be shoehorned in [to a bank], you can absolutely look at the principles of how you create an innovation engine, one that's going to run hard enough and fast enough to win in the 21st Century."

Before joining Google in 2013, she was managing director for Procter & Gamble in Australia and New Zealand having worked at Procter & Gamble for over 20 years including as general manager for Asia strategy, marketing and design based in Singapore and in senior marketing and commercial roles in the United States.

Google is currently recruiting both internally and externally for a replacement for Carnegie.

President of Asia Pacific for Google, Karim Temsamani says: “Maile’s contribution to our Australia and New Zealand business and to the wider Asia Pacific region has been outstanding. I’ve loved working with her, as have her teams. Her enthusiasm for transforming the digital community is contagious, and I will really miss working with her.”

Carnegie commences her role with ANZ in July.

Watch her full interview with BlueNotes below:

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