The Co-operative Bank has recruited Gary Delooze as its new Chief Information Officer.
Delooze is currently CIO at Nationwide Building Society, and is expected to join the bank in April – subject to regulatory approval.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Gary into the Bank and believe he is a great fit for not only the values and ethics at the heart of our business, but also to take on the role of Chief Information Officer,” said Nick Slape CEO of The Co-operative Bank.
“This is a critical focus area for our business as we move forward with our aims to evolve our IT infrastructure to better facilitate our growth plans. Gary will join our established executive team who I’m excited to lead as we continue with our strategy and ambitious plans for the future of our Bank.”
As well as 6 years at Nationwide, Delooze has held senior roles at Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers, HBOS and Barclays.
“I am really excited to be joining The Co-operative Bank at this time and becoming part of the incredible team that has undertaken a remarkable turnaround in recent years,” he explained.
“As a market leader in ethical banking and sustainability, The Co-operative Bank is already showing that it is focused on the topics which continue to be important to its customers, and I believe there is a really bright future ahead, something I’m looking forward to being part of as the Bank embarks on its pivotal next phase.”