CIO Magazine Recognises Co-op Money NZ CIO

Deane Johns One of NZ’s Most Effective CIOs For Third Year In a Row

AUCKLAND, 29 MARCH 2018: CIO Magazine in its prestigious annual awards has recognised Co-op Money NZ’s CIO, Deane Johns as one of the most innovative and effective CIOs in NZ.

Co-op Money NZ CEO Henry Lynch says that it is the third year in a row that CIO Deane Johns has been listed in NZ’s CIO100.

“It is a great honour for both Co-op Money NZ and our CIO, Deane Johns, to receive this industry recognition. We are very proud for Deane and this CIO award acknowledges his leadership and the hard work of Co-op Money NZ’s IT team,” says Lynch.

“It is a privilege to be listed in the CIO100 list and I am very grateful to have a strong, talented team at Co-op Money NZ to help turn our visions and projects into reality,” says Co-op Money NZ CIO Deane Johns.

Lynch adds that in the last 12 months Deane and the Co-op Money NZ team have achieved significant successes.

“Some of these achievements include delivering Oracle Flexcube, a tier 1 core banking platform to two of our member-customers, ACU and NZCU Baywide. Oracle Flexcube is the most significant IT project in New Zealand’s credit union history, and is a next-generation solution used globally by over 300 financial institutions in more than 115 countries.”

Deane and the Co-op Money NZ Group IT team also launched the first Mastercard prepaid gift card, Bonfire.

“We were proud to launch the Bonfire prepaid gift Mastercard in collaboration with our partners Activata Prepay and Card Works at the end of last year. Our team worked with Activata Prepay and Card Works extensively to deliver a tailored card product on time and within budget, an exciting result for both teams,” Lynch explains.

Lynch notes that Fintech companies, such as Activata Prepay and Card Works Ltd, are entering the market every day and it is essential to have the ability to create a flexible platform that responds to the changing market and enables collaboration with these new players in a cost efficient way.

ENDS.

For more information please contact:

Henry Lynch, Chief Executive
Co-op Money NZ
Phone: (09) 522 3540 / Mobile: (027) 497 4993
Email: henry.lynch@coopmoneynz.org.nz