The National Australia Bank has temporarily split the role of data manager previously held by Glenda Crisp and assigned two executives to fill the newly created positions.
iTnews may reveal that the bank has appointed Derek Youdale as “Director of Data for Business Engagement and Analytics” and Jonathan Taylor as “Director of Data Technology (Interim)”.
Youdale revealed his appointment Monday morning via LinkedIn, which he described as a “co-chief of data” role.
A spokesperson for the NAB confirmed that the role of data manager has been split, although it appears to be a temporary change.
“We are conducting an internal and external search for a permanent data manager and, through this process, two executives are taking on the role of interim CDOs (Jonathan Taylor and Derek Youdale),” said a spokesperson for the NAB. iTnews.
The bank’s former data manager, Glenda Crisp, left in April after three years in the role.
She was instrumental in overhauling the bank’s data architecture and strategy, and in establishing a global privacy office.
Crisp has since landed a global position at Thomsen Reuters, based in Canada.
One of his replacements at NAB, Derek Youdale, comes from AstraZeneca where he led data strategy. However, he is perhaps best known for other past roles, such as leading the BI team at Telstra and COO of Technology at ANZ.
Taylor, meanwhile, comes from subcontractor Cognizant and has previously worked for most large consulting firms, including PwC, KPMG, and Boston Consulting Group.