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New chief digital and technology officer for Kiwibank
Wed, 29th May 2019
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Hamish Rumbold has been appointed to the role of chief digital and technology officer for Kiwibank.

Rumbold joins the team from digital experience and engineering point ClearPoint. He also serves as director at Fidelity Life and tech startup firm Freshno.

Kiwibank chief executive officer Steve Jurkovich says Rumbold has a proven track history of bringing the best combination of people, process and technology together.

“Hamish's career shows a great understanding of how technology can transform the experience for our customers and team," Jurkovich says.

 “Technology will play a key part in Kiwibank's success. We searched both locally and overseas and considered a fantastic range of candidates," he continues.

"Hamish has lived and worked in New Zealand, the UK, India, and South America. He has experience across the aviation, retail banking, retail, FMCG, automotive and telecommunications industries. His experience and passion for Kiwis and the businesses they own, makes him the perfect leader for Kiwibank's technology and digital capabilities."

Rumbold previously led Air New Zealand's global digital distribution channels, digital marketing capability and customer facing technology. This included leading the platform and product development of customer facing technologies including: www.airnz; the Air New Zealand App; artificial intelligence – Oscar; in-flight Wi-Fi/connectivity; the Airband and disrupt management.

“Hamish is passionate about building awesome teams, bringing technology closer to the customer for easy, fast and fantastic outcomes," adds Jurkovich.

"We are looking forward to having him onboard."