The Co-operative Bank Appoints Gary Delooze as Chief Information Officer
The Co-operative Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Delooze to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Expected to join the Bank during April 2023, subject to regulatory approval, Gary who is currently Nationwide’s CIO, brings extensive experience as a financial services technology leader in both consulting and senior management roles, supporting strategy through to execution. He has developed expertise in a wide range of technologies through hands-on delivery of transformational IT strategies and operating models, enterprise architectures, technology roadmaps and change portfolios.
Prior to his six years at Nationwide Gary also held senior roles at both Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), as well as leading key IT architecture delivery at Lloyds/HBOS and Barclays Bank earlier in his career.
Speaking about his appointment Gary Delooze said: “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. 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.”
Nick Slape CEO of The Co-operative Bank said, said: “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. 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.”
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