Atom announces appointment of Andy Sturrock as CTO
Atom has appointed Andy Sturrock as the bank’s new Chief Technologist.
Andy joins Atom from BP plc, where he most recently ran the company’s Digital Consumer Channels and Offers teams, including the BPMe app and loyalty schemes. During his time at BP, Andy introduced a number of new methodologies and technologies including Agile, DevOps and the cloud, first in the trading business, before rolling them out across the entire company.
Prior to this Andy worked for Bank of America, as a Director in Global Markets and Research Technology, as well as Global Payments and International Branch Technology. Andy will lead on developing Atom’s state of the art, cloud-based banking platform, giving the bank the agility to create new products and services at speed and create real value for customers and investors.
Andy’s immediate plans include an upgrade of the core banking platform, which will enhance Atom’s ability to change banking for the better across personal savings, mortgages and business banking. Andy will also continue to improve Atom’s industry-leading automation capabilities, for customers and within the technology team and bank.
Andy Sturrock, CTO at Atom, said: “I am delighted to be joining Atom. I have been really impressed with what the tech team has achieved so far, through its digitally native, low cost, cloud technology platform. I’m looking forward to developing Atom’s technology and taking it to the next level, putting automation and data at the core of our systems and building new products and services at speed to support customers even more effectively.”
Mark Mullen, Chief Executive Officer at Atom, said: “Andy brings significant experience implementing innovative technological solutions. We are confident that he will be a valuable addition to our tech team, creating real value for customers. As the UK faces a significant squeeze in the cost of living, our highly efficient digital banking machine can help our customers make the most of their savings, while keeping borrowing costs to a minimum.”