Former chief architect at Westpac joins consulting firm

Stephen Smith a 23 year IT veteran

Former chief architect at the Westpac Banking Corporation, Stephen Smith, has joined a consulting firm as NSW state director.

Smith has joined professional services company, Enterprise Architects (EA), effective immediately.

Smith said he has been working with the EA team over the past few years, particularly through his involvement in executive architecture communities.

Announcing the appointment EA CEO, Hugh Evans, said Smith's first priority will be to extend EA's consulting and recruitment services in NSW.

"Beyond this, he'll be an important contributor to company wide strategy, product and service development, particularly in the architecture education and training domain," he said.

EA chief architect, John Gigacz, described Smith's appointment as a strategic move in line with the company's objective to attract the best talent available in the marketplace, particularly for key roles.

"Enterprise Architects is an organisation that has extensive reach into the Australian market for architecture resources. We have a lot of knowledge and skill with a focus on practical, applied architecture that we need to leverage and present to our customers. Smith will play an integral part in achieving this vision for the business," he said.

Smith joins the company from Westpac in Sydney. He is a 23 year IT veteran with 16 of those years spent in financial services.

He has filled roles in Australia, Asia and Europe, including CIO for the Asian operations of the National Australia Bank, Head of Strategy Planning and Finance for the National's European IT services subsidiary and more recently, as Chief Architect for Westpac Banking Corporation.

Founded in 2002, EA has offices in Melbourne & Sydney and currently delivers services to most of the top 20 ASX listed companies and international organisations operating in Australia.

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