Chief Information Officer, Allianz
Mike Wood joined Allianz Australia as Chief Information Officer (CIO) on 18 March 2019.
Mike has over 30 years of experience successfully leading the provision of front, middle and back office systems solutions to the financial sector. His international career has involved global roles living and working in London, Scotland, Bermuda, Geneva and Sydney.
He has worked directly in most areas of the finance and banking industry including Financial Markets, Treasury, Private Banking, Investment Services, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Business Banking, Risk & Compliance, Trust & Company Management and General Insurance.
Prior to joining Allianz, Mike has held CIO roles for the Westpac Institutional Bank, Westpac Retail and Business Bank and Lloyds International. Each of these roles involved significant business and IT transformation and a strong focus on operational risk and compliance.
Mike’s extensive experience in aligning business goals with IT strategy and leading cross-divisional teams is proving invaluable as Allianz undertakes its Transformation journey to improve both customer and employee experience.
After extensive time living and working overseas, Mike’s family have settled in Sydney’s Northern Beaches where his dormant passion for golf has been fully reignited.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Computing Science from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.