Finsia Appoints New CEO

Chris Whitehead,Incoming Finsia CEO

Chris Whitehead,Incoming Finsia CEO

As it adjusts to changing consumer and regulatory expectations, Australasia’s peak financial services association, Finsia, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.

With over 30 years of leadership experience in both financial services and information technology, Chris Whitehead has been lined up to commence the new role on 26 September 2016. 

Prior to this new role Whitehead was the CEO of Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, CUA between 2009 and 2015 and during this time transformed its core banking systems and grew the business to over $10 billion in assets.

Lifting Professional Standards

Before his appointment as CEO of CUA, he was Regional Director at the Bank of Scotland in the UK and Chief Executive, Retail Banking at BankWest. Whitehead is a also a non-executive director of FundX and Direct Money. 

«Chris is a highly regarded and dynamic industry leader with a strong track record in business transformation, innovation and building strong customer focused cultures.These attributes are crucial as Finsia continues to transform its member offering and improve financial performance”. “Finsia wants to play a significant role in lifting professional standards and the capability of the financial services industry and we are delighted that Chris has taken on this leadership role,» said David Gall Finsia President.


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