Credit Suisse hires Goldman exec Hannaford to lead technology

 Credit Suisse hires Goldman exec Hannaford to lead technology

Credit Suisse has hired one of Goldman Sachs’ most senior technologists in Europe to oversee tech and operations during a critical phase for the Swiss bank as it ponders a fresh strategic overhaul.

The bank has named Joanne Hannaford as chief technology and operations officer, with the former Goldman exec moving to Zurich for a role that will mean reporting directly into Credit Suisse chief executive, Thomas Gottstein and sitting on Credit Suisse’s board.

James Walker, the bank’s current chief operating officer, will also relocate to the US at the end of the year to become deputy chief executive of its business in the region, it said in a statement announcing the appointments.

Hannaford is leaving Goldman Sachs after more than two decades, where she was on one of its most senior and prominent technology executives during a period where the bank has put technology front and centre of its strategy.

Former chief executive, Lloyd…

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